Flow Forms, Cymatics and Sacred Geometry
with Dr Philip Kilner, Daniel Docherty and Leila Dear
9, 10, 11. June 2017
10:00-17:00 Cost: £165 (day price £65)
SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
Flow Forms with Dr Philip Kilner; Sacred Geometry with Daniel Docherty; Cymatics Leila Dear, P.K. and D.D.
"Fluent Forming: Fluent Thinking"
This workshop has the aim of mobilising our thinking towards appropriate appreciation of our environment and living body.
Nearly all that is in and around us flows. Physics, geology and astronomy inform us that even what appears rigid and immobile has taken shape through movement, both at the smallest scales and over the very largest scales of time and space.
We will use observations of flowing water, made visible by ink and other markers, as a guide into fluent thinking. We will see how organic-looking forms emerge through flow. And we can come to realise that all views of such 'morphodynamic' processes are partial. Informed and appropriately fluent thinking is needed to begin to enter into the 'morphodynamics' of fluidity, living nature and our environment.
We will attempt to practice fluent thinking in relation to our own blood circulation and heart, the main subject of Philip's medical research over the last thirty years.
We are delighted to announce that Leila Dear (Artist, Educator, PSTA Colleague and Cymatic practitioner) will be leading the Cymatics component of this three-day course ...
Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration. The sound figures are images formed by "vibrations in bounded two-dimensional systems" such as a flat metal plate. They were brought to scientific attention by the late 18th century physicist Ernst Chladni who conducted an experiment where thin plates of glass or brass where covered with sand and 'bowed' along the edge to create vibration. This action produced spontaneous images in the sand. Different patterns are obtained depending on the geometry of the plate and the frequency passing through the plate. The Chladni plate makes visible the inherent geometry of sound. Physicists, engineers and artists have subsequently explored the phenomenon. It remains an area of rich speculative interest in understanding the relationship between vibration and form. The harmonic patterns can be observed in the structure of a tortoise shell or forming on the skin of a drum with every beat.