Cartographic Body :: a participatory treasure hunt

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Event Description

Join an experiential participatory evening. An archeological moving meditation. Treasure hunt style, your inner landscape will be activated to become a moving map. You’ll follow cartographic pathways of movement through space, tracing yourself through reflective activities. Simultaneously a part of the collective around you while building intimacy through a solo journey within. This socially engaged evening acknowledges and activates the deep histories that exist as living energy within the shared spaces between us.

Available that evening will be copies of the exhibition guide, Body Mapping, that provides another possibility for documenting the body, adding an additional landscape to the ongoing Forgotten Bodies self-portrait series currently on display at Hamlin. Use this body mapping take home guide to track traces of history, memory, story, sensation, awareness, injury, illness etc throughout your body and field. Through the use of symbols, elements, textures, and color the map key provided is a system for exploring the terrain of your body. Use the key and reflection questions provided in the guide to help yourself find patterns, pathways, and trajectories in your space - becoming a self-created scan of collected information as an act of reclaiming lost intimacy and strengthening self-awarenesses.

Running Time
1 hour


Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater

Hamlin Park Theater, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse 3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 880-5402