HOW TO BE YOURSELVES: Using Your Intuition to Unlock The Worlds Within
5/8 5PM – 7PM
$30 – $50 sliding scale
It’s hard to know yourself. Old notions of who you are from family, confusion about your fantasies and desires, even others’ demands and disappointments cloud your sense of who you are. “Who you are” is vast. You are multiple selves, memories, ancestral and familial spirits, past lives, human and non-human beings. Many intuitive people are connected to other people’s energies and can’t always distinguish outside needs from their own.
In this course, we are going to learn to trust our imaginations to connect with the wildly creative, vivid psychic forces within. We will learn how to lovingly connect with others in ways that far exceed giving predictions to expand our sense of what it means to be in relationship to the world. The good news is that we don’t need physical proximity. We can feel each other globally.
This course will teach you how to connect with your own imagery (visual, aural, sensorial), your heart and the quality of your love, your creativity, your sexuality, and ancestral and familial voices. We will learn tools for seeing and acknowledging the vast and glorious selves we host with but are often shy to know.
Asher Hartman is a transgender man, writer, theater maker, and intuitive practitioner specializing in deep forays into the multiple aspects of self. A graduate of UCLA and CalArts, Asher is director of Gawdafful National Theater and a lecturer who has given workshops in colleges, universities, and museums internationally. His work has been performed at Machine Project, LACMA, the Hammer Museum, BAMPFA, Hauser & Wirth, Yale Union, the Tang Art Museum, and LAX/Art among many other venues. With his collaborative partner, Haruko Tanaka, and alone, he has given workshops on intuitive practice at the Hayward Gallery, London, Gasworks, the Walker Art Center, the Pulitzer Art Museum, C/O Berlin, Crystal Bridges, the Philbrook Museum, Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, Extrapool, Netherlands, and ICA/LA among other venues. He has lectured and taught at CalArts, Pomona College, UC Riverside, and Otis College of Art and Design. His practice is rooted in various traditions, primarily Western, as well as his own broad experience. His book of plays, “Mad Clot on a Holy Bone,” will be released in 2020 by X Artists’ Books.