THE
PENTASENSUAL
EXPERIENCE
So called because it stimulates all 5 senses, this is an Interactive Installation where you're invited to play, pose, touch and feel everything!  The roots and branches that are all moveable, and the flowers that open and close.  As well as the Pusses that perch in the Pussandree, and the others that come along in a suitcase.
I made this kooky Puss Hand Tree creature, or Pussandree, and I'm not quite sure where it came from. I like to think it's the result of an alchemical process and the collaboration between me and Fibre.

 

It's a creation that is wire and wool wrapped over wood, and has arms and hands for branches, on which the Pusses can perch.  And the pusses are a variety of hand puppets and hats that are variously named Pentapusses, or Sextapusses, or Septapusses, or Octopusses, or Nonnapusses, or Icosipusses........

 

The Pentasensual Experience can either happen in one day, over a 5 day period, or however long you'd like.....
 

And in discussing and jamming about the five senses and how they're impacted on by all these wild and woolly creations, we cover the history of spinning and making, the Makers or Bespoke movement, Slow Fashion, Locavore food and Buying Local in general, Handmade clothing, Humanimal smells and scents, Spinning as Self Help and Therapy, and also as Meditation.

 

You'll be invited to feel the energy that's gone into it....

And you'll be literally feeling my meditation and self healing
 

As I explain to you how everything is energy that remembers where it's been, and how you're actually feeling the emotions I feel as I spin and meditate, as well as those of the animal it came from.

 

And explain all the ways that you can practice your own form of meditation and therapy, all at the same time as creating a useful, practical, and beautiful yarn......

Which can also entail talking about sex, in all its varied forms, as part of the Nimbin Sex and Beyond intitiative.....

 

And as a generally groovy thing to discuss, as it's one of our fundamental cultural taboos, at the same time as being essential to our continuing evolution.

 

My sexual journey has gone from repressed as only a fundamentalist christian can be, to having a monogamous and trusting sexuality with my love that feel more like an affair than a marriage.  

 

We find we have a lot to say about sex....

 

 

 

Cause the Sextapusses on top of the fibre Pussandree are sexy.....

 

Her sixth tentacle is her tail, and his is his..... ahem..... appendage :)  He comes complete with a knitted foreskin that can be retracted.....gently.

 

 

 

If the concept of this blatant sexuality is too challenging though, I'm more than able to leave the Sextas and sex as a background, rather than the fore.

I'm a great believer of the Gifting Economy...

Which means that I know that in line with the Law of the Equal and Opposite Reaction.......when I give I'm bound to receive, even if I don't know where it will come from.

 

I trust you with the process of giving back to me by donation, and also know that it's likely someone will want to buy a book or skein of wool or something.  

But I'd also be happy to be legitimately hired.....

 

By Councils, Festivals and local groups around the country, to come and do some Community Capacity Building, and contact local Musicians, Locavores, Mental Health advocates, Fibre Artists, and other interested locals, to take a day (or more) to explore all our senses, and how we can best support, appreciate and encourage them to evolve.