Our favourite Place-Dreamer Tools has been”on stage” in the intimate space of a Georgian townhouse in Penzance, Cornwall as part of ‘Salon de Texts: Edition2‘.‘The rhythm of fragments“(You can read more about it here.)
Anna chose to perform ” This Place has Seen….” as a” duet” with Mark in this very special spoken word showcase. Originally generated under the circular navigation aid at Berry Head National Nature Reserve the piece offers glimpses into hidden worlds.
You can hear Anna reading the piece here.
We invented this Place-Dreamer Tool siting next to a bubbling brook at the foot of Cuilcagh Mountain in the Marble Arch Caves Geopark during our DREAMING PLACE residency. You can read some of what we wrote that day here. “This Place Has Seen” also features in our Radio Dreaming broadcasts and you can read all about this and other “free writing” tools in the Place-Dreamer Toolkit here.
To use “This Place Has Seen” yourself:
- Sit comfortably in a place that you want to get to know better.
- Have pen and paper at hand.
- Use the phrase, “This Place Has Seen” as a prompt for your imagination, intellect and psyche to delve into the known, unknown and imagined history of the place where you are sitting to retrieve images and snippets of its past.
- Write down whatever comes to mind, unedited.
- Have a look and see what you’ve written. It may surprise you.
We’d love to hear about your experience if you try using “This Place Has Seen”.
What are the “tools” that you use to delve into a place?