The Sensing Salon: Experiments in Entangled Existence ^^ with Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva ~~~ 7-12 July 2018

The Sensing Salon expands exiting ideas of art by recalling the healing arts; it is a studio for the practice of healing arts. Through formats that include studying and experimenting with different practices of reading (e.g. Tarot and Astrology) and healing (e.g. Reiki and Political Therapy) it hosts a practice of sociality that attends to our deeply implicated existence. As an aesthetic praxis, it rehearses a mode of existing that does not separate knowing from doing, intelligibility from sensibility, healing from becoming.

The Sensing Salon @ PAF focuses on learning and experimenting with practices and tools, such as Reiki, Tarot, Astrology and Political Therapy. In this year iteration we will be joined by Constantina Zavitsanos & Amalle Dublon who will give an introductory workshop on the speculative planning practice of astrology. They will explain some of the basic structures and elements that compose an astrological chart, focusing on the vocabulary they employ for reading and introducing their approach to Astrology as alternative time keeping (and time spending) device.

Provisory Schedule

7 July:
Arrival day
Evening: Introduction & Conversation

8 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Fake Therapy & Reiki
14:00 - 18:00 - Tarot Workshop

9 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Reiki
14:00 - 18:00 - Tarot Workshop
10 July

10:00 - 12:00 - Astrology
14:00 - 18:00 - Political Therapy

11 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Astrology
14:00 - 18:00 - Study Group on Entangled Existence

12 July
Departure day

PAF costs 18€ per person per night (or 20€ if you stay for less than 5 nights) plus a 12€ membership fee valid for one year. Food will be self-organized (10€ pp/pd). We also ask an extra fee of 40€ to contribute to the buying of materials and our expenses.

To reserve your place please email: