june 2018

This is a repeating event

20jun(jun 20)14:3022(jun 22)16:00Workshop: Anna Wolfe-Pauly14:30 - 16:00 (22) F: Other location requires booking: YES

Event Details

The Pillow Hat

Anne is not able to join us, so this workshop will be self-guided


The Pillow Hat is a weather instrument for becoming telepresent. It is used for feeling into the state of the atmosphere. It is the most recent addition to the Global Observation System. Like a radar, each individual emits their own beam.  It can be difficult to locate your Beam because you have had your Beam your whole life. Rather than the normally dispersed video-game fog that comes out from all around the body, the Pillow Hat will direct the Beam through the temples, bridge of the nose, and eyes, according to factors like the tightness of the strap around the ears as well as the type and temperature of ground underneath you. The hat can be used in a variety of positions while standing, lying down, sitting, swimming, coasting, kneeling, wading, sailing, squatting, crouching, dancing, floating.

A walk to the River Dart will be used to integrate the instrument into the sense of the head. The walk back will be used to disintegrate. This experience will be largely self-guided. An audio track of sporadic narration will be made available to download to any mobile device by the artist. The event will last approximately one hour. Pillow Hats and maps showing the circular route to the river and back will be made available from the registration desk throughout the duration of Liquidscapes.


Anna makes embodied thinking practices that attend to natural materials as sites. A windsock becomes a prosthetic for the human body. Twenty citizens float in the Atlantic at the convergence of two currents. The first ever Weather Shopping Network launches. Anna’s work is site-specific and action-based. She makes instruments that emphasize the condition of being beside forces of weather. The work becomes known through the experience of being in the windsock and from watching others in the windsock during a high wind event. The work always already social. Her work has been shown at UC Berkeley, Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall, and Public Access Chicago.



20 (Wednesday) 14:30 - 22 (Friday) 16:00


F: Other location

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN

requires booking