HELLO AROUND HEAD-PANTS-ROUNDABOUT
New ways of GREETING
As clanky as the “Fine thanks, how are you?” stuff can be, greetings are needed. They acknowledge presence, suggest relations, and initiate communication. Too often though, greetings are procedural; awkward formalities of embedded pretence.
new func seeks greetings that make us feel alive.
When we open our arms for a good hug, our bodies entwine and minds align; we connect and exchange an understanding of self and other. This is special. This not the norm, but it is a good example from which to grow.
new func’s greetings are acts of coming to life in the initiation of connection. They lower the bridges of consciousness between one and another, and flow forth into open and meaningful communion.
(Event took place at SEESAW, 4th August 2021)
For the event, the ticket was a greeting ritual which visitors had to perform in order to enter:
In our event we, we moved through the building to the roof, greeting self, other and environment.