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Friday, September 20 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Dreaming and Divination

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How do we conjure imaginary thinking into our realities and reach for the divine? Two panelists share dreaming and divination practices.
  • Marilyn Freeman  (writing & video)  &  Annie Grosshans -- writing & web
  • Annie Grosshans’ "TheWorldIsNotDoneYet" is a digital-born weblication, a personal narrative in multiple voices, written in and for the cyber medium. Although woven from her inheritance of print practices and memories, this cyber work is a transitional hybrid that dies on the printed page .The first part tells of "What Has Been" through the remembrances of a Thinking Daughter about her life of literate being - defined as how we understand, express and share human meaning. The second part explores “Why This Is Not All Loss” as cyber’s promise of broadened participation in defining meaning converges with a broadened conception of gender, ignited by our struggle over what it means to be female.  We are as our stories have made us.  A change in their meanings, changes us.  In a 20 minute performative presentation, Annie Grosshans accompanied by poet Meg McHutchison will guide visitors through the multi-voiced composition of the piece and its exploration of the question: what is the meaning of Literate Being, now?   
  • Inspired by lectio divina—the ancient method of sacred reading to foster direct engagement with the Divine—CinemaDivina is Marilyn Freeman’s devotional literary media arts practice of creating and sharing short films for communal contemplative screening process. CinemaDivina offers the secular, the everyday and the ordinary as realms of profound possibility, wholeness and essential wisdom. Freeman contextualizes her practice in Dreaming and Divination and will guide attendees through her CinemaDivina shared practice: increasingly immersive film viewings with meditatio (reflection), oratio (response) and contempatio (rest). The session will come to rest in silence with time for participants to savor the experience, to anchor and contemplate insights, and to formulate an intention to take from the room into creative work and everyday life.

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Marilyn Freeman

Media artist and writer Marilyn Freeman is known for her formally daring work on themes of queerness and social justice, as well as her genre-defying/defining work in the area of video essay. Her critical writing theorizing this emergent form has been featured in TriQuarterly, Blackbird... Read More →
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Annie Grosshans

I am a lifelong multidisciplinarian with a core affinity for text based, multi-voiced expression.   Working in and through the Seattle creative communities of exhibition & performance, publications, video/film and now the cyber, I’ve embraced the rapid revolution of mediums and... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT