Askesis: Philosophy Without Teachers Residency, June 2016, Greensboro, NC
Askesis: Philosophy Without Teachers Residency, June 2016, Greensboro, NC

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Askesis is the Greek word for practice. Ancient philosophers, such as the Stoics, held askesis on par with theory for the importance of a philosophical life. At a time where the humanities are regarded by some as a wilting flower of the American educational system, can we re-learn to practice philosophy through our engagement with our contemporary landscape, and with that of others?

Day One: Looking, Talking, Lots of Walking
Day One: Looking, Talking, Lots of Walking

Philosophy Without Teachers was at 5-day interdisciplinary residency in Greensboro, NC, organized by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer of Case Western University and Ryan Johnson of Elon University, co-organized by the Elon Department of Philosophy and the Beamer-Schneider Professorship, co-sponsored by Elon University and the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. Together the group took the question of practices to be central to contemporary philosophical inquiry.

A full schedule of the Weeks events can be viewed here. 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Day One: How do we build a place through shared behavior over time?
Day One: How do we build a place through shared behavior over time?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Thanks to Chloe for the "travel gear" and for the questions it raises to interrupt familiar aspects of everyday life.

Day One: Forming a Place Through Shared Habits
Day One: Forming a Place Through Shared Habits

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Our stoic and ever-walking leader, Ryan Johnson, reflects with Chris Adamo.

Domination is about irreversibility, free life is reversible.
Domination is about irreversibility, free life is reversible.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

There is a lost art of writing letters.
There is a lost art of writing letters.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Ontology Rosary
Ontology Rosary

Guilmette 2016

Day One: Why are we walking everywhere?
Day One: Why are we walking everywhere?

(Guilmette 2016) Follow our routes here. 

Looking in the Windows of Blandwood Mansion
Looking in the Windows of Blandwood Mansion

(Guilmette 2016) The group is reflected in the pane.

 (Guilmette 2016)

(Guilmette 2016)

After the Deluge
After the Deluge

(Leib 2016) Still waiting on the Uber.

Portrait: Everyday Habits with Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
Portrait: Everyday Habits with Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Jenn Bulcock
Portrait: Jenn Bulcock

(Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette 2016)

(Guilmette 2016)

Portrait: Chris Davidson
Portrait: Chris Davidson

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

The Magician
The Magician

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Rachael Arrighi
Portrait: Rachael Arrighi

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Sticks and Knives
Sticks and Knives

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Chris Adamo
Portrait: Chris Adamo

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) If you have ever been told this, you're likely on to something.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) If you have ever been told this, you're likely on to something.

Chris Adamo, writing and smiling
Chris Adamo, writing and smiling

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Rachael, thoughtful with coffee
Rachael, thoughtful with coffee

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Walking Protocols
Walking Protocols

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Protocol is usually used to mean rigid stipulation, as in military protocols, but for the stoics, it was instead a sense of bringing form out of chaos.

Only shadow moves faster than the speed of light.
Only shadow moves faster than the speed of light.

(Leib 2016)

What is the Shadow of Thought?
What is the Shadow of Thought?

(Leib 2016)

Who was this beauty meant for? Who is foundational?
Who was this beauty meant for? Who is foundational?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Post-industrial Protocols
Post-industrial Protocols

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Close Up
Close Up

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

The Pantheon
The Pantheon

(Leib 2016) 

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

The Strangeness of Litter
The Strangeness of Litter

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Day Two: Walking to Dinner Together
Day Two: Walking to Dinner Together

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Bendik-Keymer 2016)

(Bendik-Keymer 2016)

 (Bendik-Keymer 2016)

(Bendik-Keymer 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Lauren Guilmette
Portrait: Lauren Guilmette

(Leib 2016)

The Planner
The Planner

(Leib 2016)

Right?
Right?

(Leib 2016)

Portrait: Robert Leib
Portrait: Robert Leib

(Guilmette 2016)

The Lovely
The Lovely

(Guilmette 2016) 

Get!
Get!

(Guilmette 2016) 

With Whom Do We Share Our Habits?
With Whom Do We Share Our Habits?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

What is The South to Southerners?
What is The South to Southerners?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

Greensboro Downtown, 2:54pm
Greensboro Downtown, 2:54pm

(Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Greensboro Downtown, 3:01pm
Greensboro Downtown, 3:01pm

(Leib 2016)

How Can Expression Become Exclusionary?
How Can Expression Become Exclusionary?

(Leib 2016) 

Textual Protocols at Scuppernong Books
Textual Protocols at Scuppernong Books
Lynne
Lynne

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Pulling Forth the Concept
Pulling Forth the Concept

(Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Chloe Bass on Social Practice Art
Chloe Bass on Social Practice Art

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

“But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt.”
“But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt.”

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

How Can a Small Group Express a Critical Mass?
How Can a Small Group Express a Critical Mass?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Day Three: What it Means to Walk Forward
Day Three: What it Means to Walk Forward

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Our museum guide, Derek, helps us re-trace the walk taken by the Greenboro Four, going to Woolworths on February 1, 1960. Special thanks to Derek!

How to Walk Through Wet Concrete?
How to Walk Through Wet Concrete?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Group Picture with Derek, posing below the Greensboro Four
Group Picture with Derek, posing below the Greensboro Four

(Bendik-Keymer, 2016)

Can We Learn a Curiosity without Shame?
Can We Learn a Curiosity without Shame?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) And without Violence?

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

  (Leib 2016) 

(Leib 2016) 

Day Four: How Do We Walk Through Our Histories?
Day Four: How Do We Walk Through Our Histories?

(Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Guns of the Confederacy
Guns of the Confederacy

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Charms and Tinctures
Charms and Tinctures

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

The Rival Magician
The Rival Magician

(Guilmette 2016)

The Future of History Exists in its Strata
The Future of History Exists in its Strata

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Are These Fossils?
Are These Fossils?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Should We "Repair" Our Histories?
Should We "Repair" Our Histories?

(Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

They are Not Amused.
They are Not Amused.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Bottom Center: "Known Only to God"
Bottom Center: "Known Only to God"

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

 (Adamo 2016)

(Adamo 2016)

Whose Voices Does Progress Forget?
Whose Voices Does Progress Forget?

(Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum

What Can We Expect from Our Histories?
What Can We Expect from Our Histories?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) "Hands are found on many gravestones.  It may be the hand of God pointing downward signifying mortality or sudden death.  The hand of God pointing upward signifies the reward of the righteous, confirmation of life after death." --Jessie Lie Farber

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Portrait: Monique
Portrait: Monique

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

The Enterpeneur
The Enterpeneur

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Portrait: Chloe Bass
Portrait: Chloe Bass
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Portrait: Ryan Johnson
Portrait: Ryan Johnson

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Greensboro at Night
Greensboro at Night

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Sometimes Things Exist Before We Think to Doubt Them
Sometimes Things Exist Before We Think to Doubt Them

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Guilmette 2016)

(Guilmette 2016)

Uhaul Office
Uhaul Office

(Leib 2016)

What Doesn't Come Out in the Wash?
What Doesn't Come Out in the Wash?

(Leib 2016)

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

"The Way Up and the Way Down are the Same"
"The Way Up and the Way Down are the Same"

(Leib 2016)

"Finding a Dinosaur Requires Luck"
"Finding a Dinosaur Requires Luck"

(Uncredited 2016)

Preserving the Past Through Space
Preserving the Past Through Space

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Ryan and Chris explore the current landscape with reference to an historical mural. 

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Parallel Play with Fossils
Parallel Play with Fossils

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) On Thursday afternoon, we all gathered with piles of art supplies in "parallel play," thinking together with Lynne Huffer about fossils, fragments, deep time, and the anthropocene, primarily using photo transfer, poetry fragments, letter writing, and found images.

  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

"Fossils are Always in Progress"
"Fossils are Always in Progress"

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Rob's Fossil, in progress
Rob's Fossil, in progress

14x17", photo transfer on bristol paper

Rachael's fossil, in progress
Rachael's fossil, in progress

14x17", photo transfer on bristol paper

Ryan's fossil, in progress
Ryan's fossil, in progress

11x14", photo transfer on bristol paper

Portrait: Lynne Huffer
Portrait: Lynne Huffer

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Sappho Fossil by Lynne Huffer (14x17", photo transfer, collage, and pastel on paper)
Sappho Fossil by Lynne Huffer (14x17", photo transfer, collage, and pastel on paper)

So many beautiful results of Lynne's Sappho prompt, not least of which is this, her own artwork!

Lynne's Sappho Fossil
Lynne's Sappho Fossil
Chris displays his fossil of Greensboro
Chris displays his fossil of Greensboro

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Chris Davidson's fossil
Chris Davidson's fossil

This beauty is a 11x14"collage with handmade rose paper, maps, colored pencil, and found materials. It can be displayed in any direction, depending upon the mood and interests of the viewer.

Which Way is Up?
Which Way is Up?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Map of Greensboro, Greensboro Historical Museum

Chris and their fossil: "I Would Not Think to Touch the Sky With Two Arms"
Chris and their fossil: "I Would Not Think to Touch the Sky With Two Arms"

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Jenn and her fossil
Jenn and her fossil

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Detail from Jenn's Fossil, Meditation on Humans as a Layer of Nature
Detail from Jenn's Fossil, Meditation on Humans as a Layer of Nature

14x17", photo transfer, collage, and sharpie pen

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Rachael's many-layered fossil
Rachael's many-layered fossil

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Detail from Rachael's fossil: Saturation Point
Detail from Rachael's fossil: Saturation Point

14x17", photo transfer, collage, and sharpie pen

 

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

Jeremy's fossil-letter
Jeremy's fossil-letter

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

Monique displays her brick fossil
Monique displays her brick fossil

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Close Up of Monique's fossil: Portable Mural
Close Up of Monique's fossil: Portable Mural

roughly 6x3x2", acrylic on brick, found materials

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

 (Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016)

Lauren's fossil, in progress
Lauren's fossil, in progress

14x17", photo transfer on bristol paper

 (Davidson 2016)

(Davidson 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(How) Can We Listen Empathetically?
(How) Can We Listen Empathetically?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) The group attempts to listen to the rhetoric of a common political bane without reacting.

 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

What can "We" take with "Us" as we go?
What can "We" take with "Us" as we go?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Askesis: Philosophy Without Teachers Residency, June 2016, Greensboro, NC
Day One: Looking, Talking, Lots of Walking
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
Day One: How do we build a place through shared behavior over time?
Day One: Forming a Place Through Shared Habits
Domination is about irreversibility, free life is reversible.
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
There is a lost art of writing letters.
Ontology Rosary
Day One: Why are we walking everywhere?
Looking in the Windows of Blandwood Mansion
 (Guilmette 2016)
After the Deluge
Portrait: Everyday Habits with Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
Portrait: Jenn Bulcock
 (Guilmette 2016)
Portrait: Chris Davidson
The Magician
Portrait: Rachael Arrighi
Sticks and Knives
Portrait: Chris Adamo
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) If you have ever been told this, you're likely on to something.
Chris Adamo, writing and smiling
Rachael, thoughtful with coffee
Walking Protocols
Only shadow moves faster than the speed of light.
What is the Shadow of Thought?
Who was this beauty meant for? Who is foundational?
Post-industrial Protocols
Close Up
The Pantheon
 (Leib 2016)
The Strangeness of Litter
Day Two: Walking to Dinner Together
 (Bendik-Keymer 2016)
 (Bendik-Keymer 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
Portrait: Lauren Guilmette
The Planner
Right?
Portrait: Robert Leib
The Lovely
Get!
With Whom Do We Share Our Habits?
What is The South to Southerners?
 (Leib 2016)
Greensboro Downtown, 2:54pm
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Greensboro Downtown, 3:01pm
How Can Expression Become Exclusionary?
Textual Protocols at Scuppernong Books
Lynne
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
Pulling Forth the Concept
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
Chloe Bass on Social Practice Art
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
“But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt.”
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
How Can a Small Group Express a Critical Mass?
Day Three: What it Means to Walk Forward
How to Walk Through Wet Concrete?
Group Picture with Derek, posing below the Greensboro Four
Can We Learn a Curiosity without Shame?
 (Leib 2016)
  (Leib 2016) 
Day Four: How Do We Walk Through Our Histories?
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 
Guns of the Confederacy
Charms and Tinctures
The Rival Magician
The Future of History Exists in its Strata
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Are These Fossils?
Should We "Repair" Our Histories?
They are Not Amused.
Bottom Center: "Known Only to God"
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 
 (Adamo 2016)
Whose Voices Does Progress Forget?
What Can We Expect from Our Histories?
 (Leib 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Portrait: Monique
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
The Enterpeneur
Portrait: Chloe Bass
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Portrait: Ryan Johnson
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Greensboro at Night
Sometimes Things Exist Before We Think to Doubt Them
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
 (Guilmette 2016)
Uhaul Office
What Doesn't Come Out in the Wash?
 (Leib 2016)
"The Way Up and the Way Down are the Same"
"Finding a Dinosaur Requires Luck"
Preserving the Past Through Space
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
Parallel Play with Fossils
  (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
"Fossils are Always in Progress"
Rob's Fossil, in progress
Rachael's fossil, in progress
Ryan's fossil, in progress
Portrait: Lynne Huffer
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Sappho Fossil by Lynne Huffer (14x17", photo transfer, collage, and pastel on paper)
Lynne's Sappho Fossil
Chris displays his fossil of Greensboro
Chris Davidson's fossil
Which Way is Up?
Chris and their fossil: "I Would Not Think to Touch the Sky With Two Arms"
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Jenn and her fossil
Detail from Jenn's Fossil, Meditation on Humans as a Layer of Nature
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
Rachael's many-layered fossil
Detail from Rachael's fossil: Saturation Point
 (Leib 2016)
Jeremy's fossil-letter
 (Leib 2016)
Monique displays her brick fossil
Close Up of Monique's fossil: Portable Mural
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016) 
 (Leib 2016)
Lauren's fossil, in progress
 (Davidson 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
(How) Can We Listen Empathetically?
 (Guilmette/Leib 2016)
What can "We" take with "Us" as we go?
Askesis: Philosophy Without Teachers Residency, June 2016, Greensboro, NC

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Askesis is the Greek word for practice. Ancient philosophers, such as the Stoics, held askesis on par with theory for the importance of a philosophical life. At a time where the humanities are regarded by some as a wilting flower of the American educational system, can we re-learn to practice philosophy through our engagement with our contemporary landscape, and with that of others?

Day One: Looking, Talking, Lots of Walking

Philosophy Without Teachers was at 5-day interdisciplinary residency in Greensboro, NC, organized by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer of Case Western University and Ryan Johnson of Elon University, co-organized by the Elon Department of Philosophy and the Beamer-Schneider Professorship, co-sponsored by Elon University and the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. Together the group took the question of practices to be central to contemporary philosophical inquiry.

A full schedule of the Weeks events can be viewed here. 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Day One: How do we build a place through shared behavior over time?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Thanks to Chloe for the "travel gear" and for the questions it raises to interrupt familiar aspects of everyday life.

Day One: Forming a Place Through Shared Habits

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Our stoic and ever-walking leader, Ryan Johnson, reflects with Chris Adamo.

Domination is about irreversibility, free life is reversible.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

There is a lost art of writing letters.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Ontology Rosary

Guilmette 2016

Day One: Why are we walking everywhere?

(Guilmette 2016) Follow our routes here. 

Looking in the Windows of Blandwood Mansion

(Guilmette 2016) The group is reflected in the pane.

(Guilmette 2016)

After the Deluge

(Leib 2016) Still waiting on the Uber.

Portrait: Everyday Habits with Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Jenn Bulcock

(Leib 2016)

(Guilmette 2016)

Portrait: Chris Davidson

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

The Magician

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Rachael Arrighi

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Sticks and Knives

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Chris Adamo

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) If you have ever been told this, you're likely on to something.

Chris Adamo, writing and smiling

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Rachael, thoughtful with coffee

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Walking Protocols

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Protocol is usually used to mean rigid stipulation, as in military protocols, but for the stoics, it was instead a sense of bringing form out of chaos.

Only shadow moves faster than the speed of light.

(Leib 2016)

What is the Shadow of Thought?

(Leib 2016)

Who was this beauty meant for? Who is foundational?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Post-industrial Protocols

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Close Up

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

The Pantheon

(Leib 2016) 

(Leib 2016)

The Strangeness of Litter

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Day Two: Walking to Dinner Together

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Bendik-Keymer 2016)

(Bendik-Keymer 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Portrait: Lauren Guilmette

(Leib 2016)

The Planner

(Leib 2016)

Right?

(Leib 2016)

Portrait: Robert Leib

(Guilmette 2016)

The Lovely

(Guilmette 2016) 

Get!

(Guilmette 2016) 

With Whom Do We Share Our Habits?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

What is The South to Southerners?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Leib 2016)

Greensboro Downtown, 2:54pm

(Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Greensboro Downtown, 3:01pm

(Leib 2016)

How Can Expression Become Exclusionary?

(Leib 2016) 

Textual Protocols at Scuppernong Books
Lynne

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Pulling Forth the Concept

(Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Chloe Bass on Social Practice Art

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

“But I always liked side-paths, little dark back-alleys behind the main road- there one finds adventures and surprises, and precious metal in the dirt.”

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

How Can a Small Group Express a Critical Mass?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Day Three: What it Means to Walk Forward

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Our museum guide, Derek, helps us re-trace the walk taken by the Greenboro Four, going to Woolworths on February 1, 1960. Special thanks to Derek!

How to Walk Through Wet Concrete?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) 

Group Picture with Derek, posing below the Greensboro Four

(Bendik-Keymer, 2016)

Can We Learn a Curiosity without Shame?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) And without Violence?

(Leib 2016)

(Leib 2016) 

Day Four: How Do We Walk Through Our Histories?

(Leib 2016)

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Guns of the Confederacy

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Charms and Tinctures

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

The Rival Magician

(Guilmette 2016)

The Future of History Exists in its Strata

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016)

Are These Fossils?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Should We "Repair" Our Histories?

(Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

They are Not Amused.

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

Bottom Center: "Known Only to God"

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum 

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Whose Voices Does Progress Forget?

(Leib 2016) Greensboro Historical Museum

What Can We Expect from Our Histories?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) "Hands are found on many gravestones.  It may be the hand of God pointing downward signifying mortality or sudden death.  The hand of God pointing upward signifies the reward of the righteous, confirmation of life after death." --Jessie Lie Farber

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Portrait: Monique

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The Enterpeneur

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Portrait: Chloe Bass

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Portrait: Ryan Johnson

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Greensboro at Night

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Sometimes Things Exist Before We Think to Doubt Them

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Uhaul Office

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What Doesn't Come Out in the Wash?

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"The Way Up and the Way Down are the Same"

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"Finding a Dinosaur Requires Luck"

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Preserving the Past Through Space

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Ryan and Chris explore the current landscape with reference to an historical mural. 

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Parallel Play with Fossils

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) On Thursday afternoon, we all gathered with piles of art supplies in "parallel play," thinking together with Lynne Huffer about fossils, fragments, deep time, and the anthropocene, primarily using photo transfer, poetry fragments, letter writing, and found images.

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"Fossils are Always in Progress"

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Rob's Fossil, in progress

14x17", photo transfer on bristol paper

Rachael's fossil, in progress

14x17", photo transfer on bristol paper

Ryan's fossil, in progress

11x14", photo transfer on bristol paper

Portrait: Lynne Huffer

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Sappho Fossil by Lynne Huffer (14x17", photo transfer, collage, and pastel on paper)

So many beautiful results of Lynne's Sappho prompt, not least of which is this, her own artwork!

Lynne's Sappho Fossil
Chris displays his fossil of Greensboro

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Chris Davidson's fossil

This beauty is a 11x14"collage with handmade rose paper, maps, colored pencil, and found materials. It can be displayed in any direction, depending upon the mood and interests of the viewer.

Which Way is Up?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) Map of Greensboro, Greensboro Historical Museum

Chris and their fossil: "I Would Not Think to Touch the Sky With Two Arms"

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Jenn and her fossil

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Detail from Jenn's Fossil, Meditation on Humans as a Layer of Nature

14x17", photo transfer, collage, and sharpie pen

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Rachael's many-layered fossil

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Detail from Rachael's fossil: Saturation Point

14x17", photo transfer, collage, and sharpie pen

 

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Jeremy's fossil-letter

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Monique displays her brick fossil

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Close Up of Monique's fossil: Portable Mural

roughly 6x3x2", acrylic on brick, found materials

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Lauren's fossil, in progress

14x17", photo transfer on bristol paper

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(How) Can We Listen Empathetically?

(Guilmette/Leib 2016) The group attempts to listen to the rhetoric of a common political bane without reacting.

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What can "We" take with "Us" as we go?

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