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School of Rest (Research residency with Myriam Meret)

WORM Piratebay Residency

WORM Piratebay works with artists long term to explore the topics and ideas that they are curious about. These residencies give audiences the opportunity to meet and engage with artists while they are researching, and to make the process of art production less intimidating. 🙂 

Our first resident is Myriam Meret. 

 

School of Rest (Research residency with Myriam Meret)

Facing the responsibility of being a human now is already a big load of internal, mental and emotional work in itself. This feeling constantly needs to be suppressed, so we can remain a ‘functional’ member of this (on the edge to mutation) society. And, from suppression, arises tension.

During this residency I would like to build principles, documents and practices that will enable us to learn how we – with our own personal history, our own constitution, the energy amounts and qualities that our own life-activities require – need to rest.

Rest is an invitation to work on re-enabling ourselves, into developing our internal power, make us aware of it, so we can find access to justice, good quality of life authentic connection and happiness. 

Public moments during School of Rest

 

All events are free of charge, however, due to corona regulations, you need to purchase a free ticket.
There are only 5 tickets per evening so be quick and make sure you come!

06 October | Nidra Diner’ (Slash Gallery)  – Plant-based dinner and moderated discussion around rest.
Ticket link here

13 October | Self Destructing Book Club: Rest pt II – Myriam Meret will lead this collective gathering. Here at WORM, we want to bring in collective knowledge. We would like every person who joins to bring a different text (from a book, Instagram post, zine, article, etc.) that connects to the topic of rest. The only rule is that two people cannot bring the same text. If you are researching the topic of Rest or similar areas this might be the perfect time for you to come together with others and exchange ideas. We would be thrilled to have you!
Ticket link here

21 October | School of Rest Workshop: POSTPONED DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

Under individual guidance, explore steps towards a plan/a map of elements to sequence, and experience. With a tiny workbook, people can navigate in their experience and use that tool to track what methods work/what self-treatments and Rituals or modifications in a lifestyle they can apply or implement for their own development.
Ticket link here


30 October | Final Presentation of Research on Rest (Moved from 28 October)
30 October from 16.30-18.00 on ZOOM.

Myriam Meret will host a collective rest experience on ZOOM.
We invite you to enter our ZEN ZOOM ROOM and share your REST practices. What do we mean by that? You can lay under a cosy blanket, meditate, build an altar, cook. Whatever makes you relaxed. Or you can share a statement about rest and show us objects and books which are important for your rest practice. Together we’re creating a collage of rest.

We encourage participants to join ZOOM on time at 16:30.  We start with a short intro by Myriam, who will explain how the evening will work. Once the collective action begins you can stay for however long you can and claim your moment of rest.

We ask you to join with your camera and mic on. This evening will also be recorded for archival purposes. The Zen Zoom Room is open to everybody!

However, we ask you to respect this space. If you show any signs of harassment or hate speech you will be banned from the space.

Join the ZEN ZOOM ROOM here: https://zoom.us/j/4601176197

 

 

More about Myriam Meret

“My name is Myriam Meret, I am originally from France, an artist, dancer and Yoga instructor. I keep making bridges between mediums and domains that I think are helping us overcome limitations and come into a place of honesty and share. Where we peel layers of conditioning to question what is relevant to us individually and collectively. 

The collective experience is currently one favoured focus, and I get there through the modalities, qualities and uses of REST, something that strangely is so personal but reveals the best the state of our collective situation. 

I am sensitive to what brings humans to experience and detaches us from the addiction to working or filling their heads with borrowed or imposed thoughts and patterns. 

Rest is to me, is the most powerful manifestation of that, something that takes us back to source and essence.”

Myriam is also a force to be reckoned with within the voguing community, she also gives sensuality workshops for people to find their inner sensual power. 

 

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