Wild Twins 2019 was a roaring success, with guest teachers and visiting fellows, the fox, the otter and great northern diver. I am travelling to teach and study all of June, but will post new photos from the week here on my return, as well as notes from our transformational time. Thanks to all who attended for their great spirit and wonderful work.
‘Paul and Caroline wove us an alchemical vessel on that wild island. Between the water and the rocks, the sea otter and the swift, I found something I had forgotten. I have spent the months since dancing with my wild twin — a dance, which, I have come to realize, has no beginning and no end. I recommend this course as an orientation to those who want to embark on a long, tiring, and wonderful journey. It won’t be what you expect, and it is so worth it.’ MK – participant 2018
I taught Wild Twins again 4-10th May 2019, with writer Paul Kingsnorth, co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project. We made everything we used from scratch, from natural and wild materials, and from the wild hearts of ourselves. Writers and artists made their work, sometimes paired, sometimes solo, in response to rugged nature that was our home for the course. We did not draw or write in the way we always do, but instead found new ways to express something less anthropocentric, more embedded in the living world which we barely behold, but which we can get to know by paying close attention. Both of the teachers are experienced in bringing people to their senses, rewilding their art and connecting to place authentically. We had a magical week, full of great work, fires, story, words, images and nature. Writers responded to the work of artists, and vice versa. We turned our work on it’s head and saw what we could glimpse when we put down our habitual ways of thinking and working.
Artists and writers of all stripes joined us for our first course in May 2018, choreographers, film makers, illustrators, professional and less-experienced alike, made hand made books, oak gall ink, mixed ochre paints, smashed green earths from Dingle to make beautiful paints, produced quills and brushes made from feathers, cherry tree gum was used to bind everything, badger-dug and sea strewn chalk for our whites…
For more information on the possibility of a 2021 course, drop me a line via the contact page.