Anne-Marie Culhane: Ear To The Ground

 

AN INVITATION TO RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
WHAT DO YOU HEAR WHEN YOU PRESS YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND?

 

Please read the Sámi myth below and take the time to to lie down on the earth before responding.

In the beginning, the god who made all things took the beating heart of a young reindeer and set it at the centre of the earth. The rhythm of this heart was the rhythm of the world, the pulse of life, the source of all being. When times are difficult, people only have to press their ears to the ground and listen: if they hear the beat of the reindeer’s heart, all will be well, they will emerge from hard times. If they do not, they are in peril.

(adapted extract of a Sámi myth used with kind permission of Harald Gaski, Sámi writer and activist)

 

 

Earth citizen Culhane
Starting from a point of listening, I co-create events, performances and long-term projects inviting people into active, enquiring and mutually-beneficial relationships with each other, the land and other inhabitants of the world. I work as artist, activist and facilitator across disciplines to engage broad public participation, address specific ecological challenges and catalyse systemic change. I am an earth citizen on a planet teeming with life and my work is to highlight our connection to each other and more-than-human life and help to repair this fraying weave of connections and interdependencies.

 

 

 

Response: J. Thomas

Created for a “Creative Dissent” seminar at Loughborough University, 14 Febr. 2020.

 

 

Response: H. Turnbull

Created for a “Creative Dissent” seminar at Loughborough University, 14 Febr. 2020.

 

 

Response: M. Tanem

Created for a “Creative Dissent” seminar at Loughborough University, 14 Febr. 2020.