FIELD NOTE FROM CARE WORKERS
by Live Particle
Live Particle is Angela Clarke & Camilla Maling. As artist-educators, in both our live and digital work, we are always striving for ways to highlight how people might attune more closely to life (human and planetary) as an integrated and dynamic creative process. Using embodied practices we aim to grow human capacity for positive change by consciously directing attention, surfacing cellular intelligence and harnessing innate creativity at the personal, collective and environmental level.
We do this by slow sensing, curious inquiry, playful improvisation, meandering conversation, and taking time to care. These acts of connection, whether they are with ourselves, our environments or others, aim to direct attention toward the fluid continuums of life. They communicate at a deeper level and across seemingly impenetrable boundaries – a psychophysical salve for these harsh times.
Live Particle – www.liveparticle.com.au (A Melbourne – based enterprise for live & digital Embodied Education)
Adventures In the Field – www.adventuresinthefield.com (An arts – based digital platform)
Angela Clarke is an artist – educator, scholar and creativity advocate who provides academic leadership on research and teaching in creative disciplines at RMIT University. Her creative practice PhD Wild Life: The Lived Experience of Artistic Creativity is foundational t o social enterprise Live Particle . She has worked extensively within art and education contexts as a theatre maker, teacher and group facilitator. She uses improvisation techniques to explore human creativity and its interrelationship with the natural/digi tal world. She has published work on creativity, embodiment, fine art education, professional learning, educational change management, motherhood, and performance philosophy.
Angela Clarke (B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD, SFHEA)
Camilla Maling aka Embodiment Inquirer, is an embodied educator & performance artist based in Melbourne. As educator, movement therapist and movement/sonic artist, Camilla works at the intersection of art and health to promote awareness of our elemental cellular intelligence as critical to our integration and thus vitality, social intelligence and to environmental & social change. Camilla synthesises over 20 years research into various movement modalities, 14 y ears teaching yoga and movement experiences around the world, a private yoga & movement therapeutics practice and many years training and mentoring teachers of embodied practices. In 2014, Camilla founded & directed The Yoga Lab – a pioneering Melbourne – based yoga & movement studio that closed in 2017. More recently Camilla co – founded an Embodied Education social enterprise – Live Particle with Dr Angela Clarke and co – created & launched their online Embodied Education resource – Adventures In The Field Digi tal. Camilla regularly performs around Melbourne with performance artist Ineke de Graaf as dance improvisation duo – LIPS .
Camilla Maling (BA, Dip J, E – RYT 500) Embodiment Inquirer – www.camillamaling.com LIPS – https://www.thewonderlabproject.com.au/