[-empyre-] invisible/visible

Andrea Haenggi 1067pacificpeople at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 00:43:08 AEDT 2017

Hi Renate,

I would like to make you aware in your last email you wrote *Catherine
wrote* but you meant *Andrea wrote*:

thanks so much for sharing your experience from above with your images and
when you write *The Chinese celebrate when it rains because the rain
cleanses the air and clears it for the sun.*

Everytime in the growing season when it rains over night and I go to the
urban weeds lot here in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in the morning, I observe
Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) grow over night like 2 inches- totally visible
the grow and it was fascinating to observe when I flow the same week to
Berlin and it rained there as well, Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort) in Berlin
did not grow 2 inches overnight- there was no visible change after the
rain…so what was in the air in NYC in the cloud that makes its way into the
soil and acts as fertilizer…Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) does like
"nitrogen and acid" ground

We live in cycles with so many transformation between  - it acts and

So it seems the rainfall gives for the Chinese a time of "recuperation"
after "exertion" of being in this 'smoky" habitat. Is in the time of
"recuperation " the time for detox or is it  "a rest" for the organs so it
can be able to handle the smoke again…

in weedy solidarity andrea

andrea haenggi
artist, choreographer, dancer, educator, radical care sitter
CMA/faculty at LIMS

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:31 PM, Renate Terese Ferro <rferro at cornell.edu>

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Catherine wrote:
> …The dynamic wild landscape teaches me about what even means
> companionship- such as Lambsquarter leaves suddenly got all patterned
> because it took on the virus from his neighbor
> plant so that plant could grow …
> Thanks Catherine for the thoughtful disclosure about your Brooklyn Heights
> intervention co-existing with Hollywood and the plants in the car garage.
> Beautiful story about how you were able to learn from the plants and the
> soil.  I have been traveling in Asia this past year and in fact have been
> in Dalian which is quite north.  The visible particulates in the air can be
> seen most days diffusing the light from the sun.  The particulates in the
> air are formed when solid particles from dust or dirt, coal soot or smoke
> bond with the tiny liquid drops found in the air. These can actually be
> seen by the naked eye.  The Chinese celebrate when it rains because the
> rain cleanses the air and clears it for the sun.
> I’ve taken a series of photos from the air and have included a few here.
> Looking forward to hearing more about therelationship of your somatic
> awareness and movement based practices.
> Renate
> Renate Ferro
> Visiting Associate Professor
> Director of Undergraduate Studies
> Department of Art
> Tjaden Hall 306
> rferro at cornell.edu
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