Art Academy Tallinn – From Heart to Hard – workshop Feb 2016

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  1. Likely going to watch this video together but I need to check it still (Sat evening 21:14). We use during the workshop Tom’s model, it is a model – but a useful one.
  2. I would suggest or urge you to watch this talk by Tom Campbell  and this talk by Tom , they are lengthily though
  3. accept the invitation I sent to join this workshop’s dropbox folder
  4. My attitude in this workshop is well reflected with this quote: “if you give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”
  5. you build your own theory, your own language, your own tools, learn to test, validate and apply
  6. If you have forms of epilepsy or have something within the paranoia – schizophrenia spectrum do let me know

Jeroen Carelse, lecturer at Aalto University, working at Carelse together with his spouse Leena. Jeroen is an artist, designer and analyst. Mixing research+art+business. Main topics are Extrasensory Perception & Design, Imagination, Intuition and Creativity.

Workshop description: Extrasensory perception in the field of Art and Design, a practical hands on approach. Using for example intuition, telepathy and remote viewing exercises to get really out of this world and start to question reality. Product development exercises.

1 February 2015

14.00 – 17.00

Materials:

sketchbook and tools to make notes and doodles or more

Environment:

suitable classroom with video project and screen and computer

Afternoon:

Introduction to the course and a little about me.

We watch likely 2 videos and then I lay out the fundamental premise behind the videos and follow primarily Tom Campbell’s model.
You could watch on your own  a few videos on digital realities, extrasensory perception, art and related matters which are on the list below. We won’t have time to screen all the videos.

It is worth emphasizing that I do not subscribe to all the theories or attitudes of the people in the below videos. What they do have in common is what interests me most.

In the end it is about exploring and testing…

Possible video candidates:
Learning Objectives
  1. get acquainted with the research
  2. write down your feelings about what you hear
  3. learn to develop your own shorthand for your emotions/feelings/sensations

2 February 2015

10.00 – 14.00

Materials:

laptop/computer. Smartphone and earbuds or headphones.

sketchbook and tools to make notes and doodles or more

larger sheets of paper and other materials to work on large surfaces

Environment:

classroom with tables and chairs and free wall to hang stuff on

Morning + afternoon:

As today’s Tom Campbell video didn’t work out the way I wanted we start this morning with a better one. It takes about 1 hour + some discussion.

A 10 minute break

Binaural beats for 1 hour + experiences and thoughts. We will have a practical class assignment-question which I cannot reveal to you now. Make this question your intention, your desire to find an answer to. Start up the binbeats and let the thoughts go, no need to repeat your intention. If you feel there is too much jibber-jabber going on in your mind, focus on your breathing or listen to the sounds, really listen. You will know that something is happening when you lost a bit of time, you think you fell asleep for a moment or unexpected and seemingly random images appear. You might hear sounds and see things, let that just do it’s thing. No need to analyze or judge as that will bring back to the front your thinking, which is what we like to push to the background for a while. If that happens, just focus on your breathing, the sounds or something else like a word or mantra. You shall see getting back into this meditative state is getting easier every time.

We review the experiences. If the group has homogeneous results, stuff was experienced we talk about possible applications and how it could relate to one’s work. If the results were all over the place we consider doing it again.

Learning Objectives
  1. Exploring possible links between own study and the research out there
  2. experience Binaural Beats made by Tom Campbell and share your findings
  3. seeing how analysis can be done, what to regard and discard

3 February 2015

11.00 – 15.00

Materials:

sketchbook and tools to make notes and doodles or more

larger sheets of paper and other materials to work on large surfaces

Environment:

classroom with chairs, ideally comfortable chairs

classroom with tables and chairs and free wall to hang stuff on

Morning:

I bring once again a card and you do a 30 minute binbeat exercise after which you write down or draw whatever came to mind, before, during or after the session. If you have thoughts before the session starts, write or draw them.  After perhaps 45 minutes we review the findings, like we did yesterday.

Afternoon:

Ideally we have some experiences beyond boredom or frustration. Next we talk openly about what we think happened, why we think it happened and we share our thoughts on the theories that come along with these experience. Next we are going to imagine what role this might have in our work.

Learning Objectives
  1. increased understanding of ESP
  2. confidence in one’s own feelings and thoughts
  3. bringing the more fuzzy world into this hard world

4 February 2015

10.00 – 15.30
Materials:

depends very much on the results of the previous day. If there is lots of need to go 3d we need to do that. But anything is allowed

Environment:

classroom with chairs, ideally comfortable chairs

workshops perhaps?

Review of the past 3 days and assignmen:

Starting with the application of our experiences of the past days. We now have experienced ourselves that there is more going on than coincidences and we have learned how to start to scrutinize the findings. We spoke and exercised “force fitting” the data, we learned how this is useful to build confidence and how in quiet many cases it lead to actual good findings. If we would not have force fitted the data we would not have discovered that the targets were actually very rich deta concepts.

They were not the “ice cream” or “black heart” alone, they stood for much and much more.

We learned that many people get similar symbolic results, for example when the target was the drawing of an ice cream, people got cold, snow man, forms of energy. But many got sun shine, youth, happy, beach. These were described as childhood memories when they’re happy. So then we saw that the target itself is probably more of a gateway in some instances, a gateway to the symbolic meaning. Thus we do not necessarily see the drawing but the drawing becomes a conduit for “other”.

As we do not do a remote viewing training this is what we are looking for, associations, trusting the data we get and continuing on that journey. This happens throughout the day and now you have a better understanding how it feels, how it comes to you and that it often has a meaning. I do not talk about the cognitive jibber-jabber, we have seen that is taking place as well. The worries, the guessing, the analyzing of the target and such. We have seen that this happens in most cases at the beginning of a session. But do not discard those beginnings, we have seen that some very accurate information comes through instantly when the assignment came to you.

As I repeated over and over and over again:

test, validate, test again, validate again

Do not worry, if you cannot find any match with your data and target then your only conclusion should be: I cannot find any match. You can try a few more times and if no success then begin to alter 1 element of your method. And then once more you go through the motions of testing.

So today we accept our findings and translate them into our art and design.

Learning Objectives

5 February 2015

12.00 – 15.00
Materials:

depends very much on the results of the previous day.

Environment:

depends…

Morning:

we do weird exercises, develop our own exercises, fantasize and theorize about ESP.

Afternoon:

we combine all our findings into something that fits in a portfolio and make this presentable

Learning Objectives

5 February 2015

12.00 – 15.00

I am free and plan to visit musea and some good places to enjoy coffee or tea or do something entirely differentAssignment example

Take remote viewing, a classic approach would be:

  1. person A is alone in a room. selects a photo from a large collection and puts in into an envelope and closes the envelope
  2. person B receives the closed envelope and puts a 5 digit number on it, e.g. 73662
  3. person C is in another room again and receives the number 73662
  4. person, D the viewer, who is isolated from A and B gets from person C the assignment: view the target 73662

If you follow the above you see that person D should have no idea about the contents of the envelope. Still the viewer, person D, is able to view contents of the envelope but above can “travel” to the depicted object or environment at the time the photo was taken.  The viewer can sense all sorts of things like how it looks like, what is happening, the emotions and can also wander of to related – in space and time – information.

When you have experienced this yourself and understand the workings behind this you can imagine the possibilities of anything you create beyond understanding what is visible (or audible). As unpracticed beings we experience slivers of this naturally which we call gut feeling, intuition or “just a thought”. What happens if you are more aware of your emotions during your art work? Could you use the art work as a conduit for these emotions? Do you have to be aware in order for it to work? What happens if you are not aware? Do positive emotions affect the perception of the artwork by the viewer? The list of possible research topics is seemingly endless and so the options for the artist.Here is an example by the very experienced remote viewer and graphic designer Daz Smith where he remote views a painting.