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Saturday, October 29, 2022 1:00 PM // Island Lake Recreational Area (Brighton, MI)

No Safety Net Prologue:
What Does the Sand Say?
A.W.E. Society and Kaleigh Wilder

Free
No Safety Net
 

How can we access the beauty and power of the earth while it is simultaneously disrespected, colonized, and exploited?

Join us for an experimental eco-therapy walk and meditation on sand, breath, loss, and imagination. Explore sand as a cultural force, as a source of magic and dreams, as a resource that is mined, and as a bridge between the singular and the infinite.

This event will include a walk within the sandy glacial outwash of Island Lake Recreational Area accompanied by a playful act of improvising facilitated by the A.W.E. Society, with the wind and sand sonically scored by musician Kaleigh Wilder. The walk and activity will take place on the dunes around the pond, and a safe distance will be maintained from the “reclamation area.”

What Does the Sand Say? is free with registration, but requires participants to pay state park entry fees. Participants should park at Spring Mill Pond parking lot.

Please be advised that participants will be walking a ½ of a mile on sand. This event is not wheelchair accessible.

No Safety Net 3.0 features works that critically examine human impact on our earth. This prologue event responds to similar themes while connecting audiences to local issues in Southeast Michigan.

Meet the Artists

Kaleigh Wilder
Kaleigh Wilder
A.W.E. Society
A.W.E. Society
10/29/22 1:00 PM
Island Lake Recreational Area (Brighton, MI)

No Safety Net Prologue:
What Does the Sand Say?
A.W.E. Society and Kaleigh Wilder

Free
No Safety Net

How can we access the beauty and power of the earth while it is simultaneously disrespected, colonized, and exploited?

Join us for an experimental eco-therapy walk and meditation on sand, breath, loss, and imagination. Explore sand as a cultural force, as a source of magic and dreams, as a resource that is mined, and as a bridge between the singular and the infinite.

This event will include a walk within the sandy glacial outwash of Island Lake Recreational Area accompanied by a playful act of improvising facilitated by the A.W.E. Society, with the wind and sand sonically scored by musician Kaleigh Wilder. The walk and activity will take place on the dunes around the pond, and a safe distance will be maintained from the “reclamation area.”

What Does the Sand Say? is free with registration, but requires participants to pay state park entry fees. Participants should park at Spring Mill Pond parking lot.

Please be advised that participants will be walking a ½ of a mile on sand. This event is not wheelchair accessible.

No Safety Net 3.0 features works that critically examine human impact on our earth. This prologue event responds to similar themes while connecting audiences to local issues in Southeast Michigan.

Meet the Artists

Kaleigh Wilder
Kaleigh Wilder
A.W.E. Society
A.W.E. Society
Kaleigh Wilder
Kaleigh Wilder

Kaleigh Wilder (b. 1994) is a baritone saxophone improviser and sound sculptor based in Detroit, MI. Originally from Northwest Indiana, she moved to Michigan for graduate school where she then found refuge in Detroit’s music community. It is hard to place her music into a cut and dried genre, so Wilder likes to play from what she knows in her body—what her hands, ears, and inner child remember. Using timbral extremes that shift between raw and polished, abrasive and sensitive, discomfort and catharsis, Wilder channels her lived experiences into sound to communicate viscerally. She hopes to amplify in the listener their own understanding of music and Self.

Learn more at kaleighwilder.com

A.W.E. Society
A.W.E. Society

The A.W.E. Society (Area Wilds Exploration Society) is a platform for the experiential and collaborative eco-art projects of Bridget Quinn. A.W.E. Society events invite participants and collaborators to play within the borderlands between the city and nature, between the psyche and the environment. Realms that are not distinct, but instead are completely interwoven. Bridget is an artist, activist, and experimental nature therapy guide descended from European settlers living in so-called Warren, Michigan on Turtle Island. She invites you into circular time and creative acts of eco-communitarian healing through events and the Therapeutic Edgelands Zine Club.

Learn more at awe-society.com

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