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Becoming Indigenous Organism Mystics (BIOM)- 2020-  ongoing

A purely intellectual world view without mysticism is an absurdity. 1

‘ Conceptual artist are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach…Irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically.‘

Becoming Indigenous Organism Mystics is a form of improvised and experimental training, focusing on practical applications as well as exercising mental, imaginative, and mystical capacities.  
The training is for building a flourishing world, and as Tsing says; ‘to relearn multiple forms of curiosity’, where curiosity is all about the attunement to multispecies worlds. BIOM can involve and take form of workshops, walks, seminars, talks, demonstrations, foraging, feasting, or fasting, and all other manners of ways to engage, inspire and share knowledge. It is a speculative and empirical investigation into the living world as a process of learning from and within the body. It offers methods for becoming of the place- Indigenous again, and again by facilitating an appreciation of the complex, dynamic, and interconnected relationships within the vibrant life-sustaining world. It is a way to engage with multispecies worlds with a diversity of perspectives and worldviews.  
As with Beuys’ one hundred days of discussions and conversations, held as part of the Free International University that were an integral part of ‘animating’ the Honey Pump, Becoming Indigenous Organism Mystics training events held as part of the Multispecies Visionary Institute at the Gymnasium Gallery are an essential part of animating my ‘apparatus’.  
Within the Multispecies Visionary Institute, Becoming Indigenous Organism Mystics (BIOM) is a form of practical and ‘pataphysical’ training in the use of indigenous microorganisms as encountered when engaging with growing, wild crafting, and working with herbs or compost making. The indigenous microorganisms are recognised as being present everywhere, in the air we breathe and, in the soil, and the foods or medicine we digest.


Terraforming Community, somatic clay earthly encounters, walk and workshop, delivered in collaboration with Eva Masterman and  Rosie McLachnan.


Michael Duckett from the Berwick Sketchers
Bridget Kennedy, ‘The Threads of Venue’
Madeline W from Berwick sketchers drawing work ‘Rita’s Sampler’ by  Madeline Wynne

The Multispecies Visionary Institute ART Walk; Lessons from, and amongst the trees.- walk with Mark Shipperlee
Jim Loyd poetry reading
Magdalena Starska.,’Mother Wolf Dreaming’. An action performance and participatory painting workshop 
Magdalena Starska.,’Mother Wolf Dreaming’. An action performance and participatory painting workshop 
Finn Hughes-Smith;  ‘Freeform Dying Man’ - durational performance based on process, transition and transformation of the self and material using tools and dyes gathered locally.
Plants and Protest: Or How to Grow your Art and Eat it! Workshop with artist Marjolaine Ryley
Magdalena Starska.,’Mother Wolf Dreaming’. An action performance and participatory painting workshop 
Sophie Lisa Beresford Smith,  ‘Radge Spirit Dance’ movment performance with home-made North-East style dance music to channel pure life energy into the exhibition space.
Chloë Smith, ‘My Body Maps This Land’- improvised performance using a choreographic score, inspired by the bodily attunement of bees to their environment.
Chloë Smith, ‘My Body Maps This Land’
The Multispecies Visionary Institute ART Walk; Lessons from, and amongst the trees.- walk with Mark Shipperlee, a local woodsman and permaculture designer 
Sophie Lisa Beresford Smith, ‘Radge Spirit Dance’
Multispecies Walk at the service of ART/ (in and out) , workshop and foragin walk with  plant ecologist Dr. Ruth Star Keddle and Sabina Sallis 
Self Saved Seeds ;  Saskia Callaars - De Gruyter, from ‘Save A Seed’ and Sabina Sallis run workshop about practices of self-organising, collection, preservation and sharing of seeds. Participants could leave the workshop with their collection of seeds.
Self Saved Seeds ;  Saskia Callaars - De Gruyter, from ‘Save A Seed’ and Sabina Sallis
Bridget Kennedy , ‘The Threads of Venue’

The Multispecies Visionary Institute ART Walk; Lessons from, and amongst the trees.- walk with Mark Shipperlee
Sabina Sallis and Barnaby Drabble in conversation.
Voynich Manuscript as a Method aka Your Art Your Cure
With artists Iris Priest and Sabina Sallis.
Magdalena Starska. ,’Mother Wolf Dreaming’.  An action performance and participatory painting workshop 
Permaculture, Creative Practise and Sustainable Futures- workshop with Wilf Richard, Joe and Sabina Sallis
Permaculture, Creative Practise and Sustainable Futures- workshop with Wilf Richard, Joe and Sabina Sallis
Seeds of Nectar- (SLOW Food)- participants were invited to taste food samples and make your own herb salt. 
Multispecies Walk at the service of ART/ (in and out) , workshop and foragin walk with  plant ecologist Dr. Ruth Star Keddle and Sabina Sallis