The Sensing Salon: Experiments in Entangled Existence ^^ with Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva ~~~ 24-28 July 2017 @ PAF

Healing, as much as art, is a praxis. It is something to do and it does something: it restores. In our collaborative work, we explore healing as an art form, a praxis of sensing and making sense that includes studying, thinking, and restoring experiments that reach for the deepest level of our entangled existence.

For a few years, we have been performing Poethical Readings at several art venues. Drawing from our practices, we hosted a Sensing Salon – a studio for the practice of healing arts – at the Showroom in London. We would like to set it up as a permanent studio, where we will hold a more concentrated and perhaps regular meeting with people interested in learning those practices, experimenting with new ones, and engaging in study with us.

The first iteration will be a 4-day event held at PAF (Performing Arts Forum) in St Erme, France, from July 24th to July 28th, 2017. It includes experiments with practices, such as Reiki, Tarot, Herbal Medicine, Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, as well as private sessions on Poethical Readings *.

PAF costs 20€ per person per night (or 18€ if you stay more than 5 nights) plus a 12€ membership fee valid for one year. Food will be most probably self-organized (ca 10€ pp/pd) or if the number of participants requires it, we will arrange a coordinating cook (17€ pp/pd). We also ask an extra fee of 40€ to contribute to the buying of materials and our expenses.

To reserve your place please email:

Provisory schedule

24 July:
Arrival day
Evening Conversation: Poethical Reading Performance (How to Image an Ethics With/out the Subject)

25 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Reiki & Fake Therapy
14:00 - 18:00 - Tarot Workshop

26 July
10:00 - 12:00 - Reiki
14:00 - 18:00 - Tarot Workshop

27 July
10:00 – 12:00 Study Group on entangled existence
14:00 – 20:00 Poethical Readings (Private Sessions - Individuals and Groups)

28 July
10:00 – 14:00 Poethical Readings (Private Sessions - Individuals and Groups)
Departure day


(*) If you are interested in a Private Session, please contact for booking a 60 minute-session

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