FRAMETALKS is a mobile seminar for exploring the future we want.
It explores the 5 Realities – NATURE, HUMAN BEING, LOVE, FREEDOM, FUTURE – in ourselves, in the world, and what arises between us. We describe this final process of sharing at the end of each day, and about all 5 Realities at the end of each week, as ‘making social honey’.
The FRAMETALKS INSTRUMENTS
FRAMETALKS has a workbook, an explanatory booklet, a frame and a ‘score’. The ‘score’ – like a musical score or script – is a defined process for flexible use in different circumstances.
BECOME A MULTIPLIER
It is possible to become a ‘multiplier’ and share the FRAMETALKS imaginal thought-work process with a school group, team, community group, or organisation that you work with.
THE OPENING FRAMETALKS opens in the Museum-Fluxus+ on 8 October 2021 with a small participatory action.
ON WEEKDAYS from October 11 to Friday 22 October 2021, the daily process begins at 10.00
These daily ‘Workshops for the Future’ exploring one of the 5 Realities, are free. All welcome.
ON WEEKENDS the process begins at 13.00. Free. All welcome.
END EVENT On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October we will work to make ‘social honey’ and begin to draft a “Humanifesto for the Future”.
DETAILS – THE DAILY PROCESS 10.00 – 18.00
We will explore one of the 5 Realities each day with individuals and groups who have signed up for a whole day process. It is also possible to participate without signing up, for Phase 1 or Phase 2 [but full day participation and signing-up is encouraged. Spaces are limited due to Covid]
Phase 1 10.00 -12.30
THE REALITIES AS WE SEE THEM
The process begins in the Fluxus space at 10.00 each day, gathering our existing perceptions, views and ideas about each reality, and share something of these discoveries through the deerskin frame. It is useful to be there for the start of the process.
Phase 2 13.00 – 15.30
LOOKING AT THE REALITIES IN THE WORLD
We go outdoors with the deerskin frame and look together at the reality of the day in the world.
Phase 3 16.00 – 18.00
MAKING SOCIAL HONEY
We return to the museum to share experiences and insights and begin the slow process of ‘making social honey’ from what we have gathered and shared.
TOWARDS A ‘HUMANIFESTO FOR THE FUTURE’
On Sunday 24 October – the last day – everyone who has participated is invited to share the insights and perceptions gathered in all the previous days. We will explore the question: What perspectives, attitudes, ways of thinking need to change – and in what way – if we really want to shape a different kind of future?
Joseph Beuys said: “Instead of asking ‘how shall I act?’, we must ask ‘how shall I think?’ ”
Frau Dr. Prof. Liedtke, President of the Brandenburg Parliament, is championing the project.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
During October in Museum Fluxus+
AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP
Join the morning session in the Fluxus space. This creates an inspiring basis for the rest of the day. Continue the process on the streets of Potsdam with the deerskin frame and explore how each of the 5 Realities reveal themselves in the world. And then we return together to the museum, to share what we have experienced and gathered.
ALL WELCOME. Entry free.
Contact the museum to participate [places limited to Covid]. Or just turn up.
After October 2021
TRAINING TO BE A FRAMETALKS MULTIPLIER
The 5 Realities and the special imaginal thought-work process can be shared in schools and community groups using the FRAMETALKS workbook and small cardboard frame.
If you are a teacher, social worker, youth worker or part of a group or organisation, and are interested in becoming a FRAMETALKS multiplier, please contact Philipp John firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss workshops or visits to your school.
All forms of participation are free.
After its use in Potsdam, FRAMETALKS will become part of an exchange between Shelley Sacks, Philipp John and others about the relationship of FRAMETALKS to Fluxus, and of Fluxus to the field of social sculpture and contemporary connective practice.
FRAMETALKS-FLUXUS in Potsdam is generously supported by several sponsors. See list here.