Ləléʔnəŋ Listening-With: Listening With Ourselves

Free with Admission
April 28
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    Listening With Ourselves: Welcome Gathering and Introduction

    Everyone is welcome to the first gathering of the Listening-With project, a six-week series of workshops, conversations, and outdoor events that give space and time for asking how our personal, ancestral, and professional experiences and realities affect how we listen, and how we sound, specifically within the territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples.

    Ləléʔnə Listening-With recognizes that artists and all community members have work to do with respect to the climate emergency, social justice, and a meaningful commitment to respectful relations with the original peoples of these lands.

    In this opening gathering, we will pose some of the questions we have been asking about the ways we approach art, music and sound practices as a community. Over a series of workshops, conversations, presentations and outdoor practices during the month of May, we hope to begin a process of change, reconnection and to strengthen relationships through listening and soundmaking.

    A final Ləléʔnə Listening-With Open Gathering on June 2 invites everyone involved in the project to share insights, ideas, practices, and possible new ways of working.

    Please see main Ləléʔnəŋ Listening-With page for more information.

    *This facility is wheelchair accessible.

    The welcoming gathering will include two workshops:

    Sxwamales: gifts from our ancestors, a workshop led by Yuxwelupton Bradley Dick, will introduce traditionally inclusive ways of creating circle agreements with one another during shared times in Ləléʔnə Listening-With.

    *Please bring an item that reflects the listening work we are coming collectively to do and how it forms your identity. The workshop is offered to prepare us for how we work with like hearts and like minds.
    **A light meal will be available afterwards.

    Deep Listening and Reciprocal Listening is a workshop led by Tina Pearson that brings elements from the late composer Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening practice; Biospheric Art Practice; listening practices and strategies from activities such as hunting, soundwalking, dreaming, and dancing; and ways to consider collective listening and sounding.

    Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.