The synergy between Maling's Adventures In The Field™ & Clarke's Wild Life was the spark for Live Particle. These two bodies of work form the foundation of Live Particle and are presented here as resources to support students as they engage in The Live Particle approach.
ADVENTURES IN THE FIELD™
Developed by Maling in 2015, Adventures In The Field™ (AITF) is a codified process for experiencing & mapping embodied intelligence. It is an interdisciplinary, deeply therapeutic, rich research & educational model with a footing in Art, Psychophysiology, Embodied Anatomy, and Creative Arts Therapy. Its multi-zoned journey has been taught in groups and privately, in Australia & NZ. AITF has contributed to the framework and conceptual principles of Live Particle and continues to be available live in private in Melbourne.
AITF DIGITAL - The Quest
This is the digital realisation of the live work in an effort to increase accessibility and translation of embodied education and somatic practices. AITF Digital - The Quest dances the interface between pixel and cell. Made in collaboration with designer/visual artist Justine Henry and social enterprise Live Particle, this work innovates online access to these practices.
AITF - The Quest is a curated digital library of experiential resources made by Live Particle and invited artists. This material is organised into a map-like format that becomes a personal embodied exploration and you can pick your preferred path.
AITF - THE QUEST is currently in development - intended completion April 2019.
THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF ARTISTIC CREATIVITY (2017)
In this Performance Research PhD, Clarke begins with concerns about how binary concepts such as mind/body, subject/object, and conscious/unconscious limit our capacity to gain a more appropriate and precise understanding of artistic creativity. The project lays out an alternative philosophical background to examine and interpret artists’ experiences of creativity. Through performance, Clarke uses this framework to apply, experiment, distil, perform, and articulate how the fundamental structures of life, as originally put forward by Charles Darwin (1859) and expanded upon by Henri Bergson (1946/1992), are implicated in processes of artistic creativity. It operates as a resource to support the underpinning philosophies of Live Particle.