13 March 2016

An event by Standard Thinking in collaboration with sound therapist Marco Florio, responding to Luca Francesconi's solo exhibition 'Snake, rise, food outlets'.

Everything in the Universe has a vibration or frequency, including our physical body. A system in each living organism: flower, plant, cell, organ, has its own vibration. Thoughts, emotions, colour and sound also has its own specific pulsation. We experience them and perceive them through our different senses and at different levels. When an individual is not well their body’s vibration lowers, the immune system weakens, and many invaders and disease enter as predators and stay. When a body is healthy it has a relatively high vibration, and this is reflected through the vibrations of individual cells, organs and systems.

Standart Thinking invites Marco Florio for an intervention of sound within the physicality of Luca's work at Jupiter Woods. Working with medium of sound frequencies and it’s healing properties we will aim to enhance your perception of the space and body through this sensory experience. A sequence of quartz crystal and Tibetan singing bowls are played, each one keyed to the energy centres of the body, where sound nourishes the nervous system. The Crystal singing bowls are composed of quartz crystals and have the ability to transform, store, and amplify energy.

The offering of a simple primal substance that nurtures the sense of taste will draw to a close the session.

Standard Thinking is a collaborative project led by Javier Rodriguez and Lise Hovesen. Their practice is rooted in action research and education set within a social-ecological framework.

Standart Thinking aims to promote practical knowledge and understanding, or, just plain common sense - formulating ideas and alternative lines of action that challenge the Western hegemonic premise: the predominance of one culture over another, the precedence of specialized knowledge over localized knowledge and competition over cooperation. Investigating the potential for cross-fertilisation between art, design and agriculture, they seek to provide a meeting place for the integration of practices and skill sharing between artists, food producers and social scientists. This is facilitated through the formulation of a multi-layered critique; spanning diverse activities such as workshops & rural fieldtrips, film, installation, cookery shows, publishing, performance and design. Their publication FIELDS provides a comprehensive overview of their theoretical discourse, exploring the potential transition from Monoculture to Permaculture, and has recently been published in Spanish by Campo Adentro.

Recent projects include: Move-touch taste for friday late at the V&A museum, Survival Library at Lower Hewood Farm, 2 fish + 5 loaves dinner, harvesting their aquaponics system for Delfina Foundation. Cosmdernism exhibition and Familiar Earth performance with Nissa Nishikawa for Anarch Colony Network, Kaleid Book Fair, Venezuela in Venn screening at BFI, Fieldtrips for AcrossRCA, Sustain Talk Breaking Down Barriers at the Royal College of Art. Panel Discussion series Changing Perspectives on subversion, fields, education and senses, The Extended Mind lecture by Rupert Sheldrake, Mystic Thinking Horoscope published by Waterside Contemporary, and collaborations with Agro-Ecological collective Tierra y Libertad in Venezuela.

Marco Florio achieved a Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy at the British Academy of Sound Therapy in 2013. He has been into sound in many ways since a very young age playing acoustic instruments, making electronic computer based projects, being a dj and a radio broadcaster. For the therapeutic sound and for soundscapes he uses ancient organic instruments like the Gong, the Himalayan bowls and Crystal bowls. He is based in London where is active playing Sound Bath, Soundscapes and practising sound therapy.

This event is supported by Arts Council England