Social Dreaming in the 21st Century
an afternoon of spoken word, fleeting images and musical improvisation
March 2, 2013
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, San Francisco
“Poetic Expressions of Mindful Dreaming”
DR. NAHID ANGHA is a Sufi scholar, human rights activist, lecturer and renown author. She is Co-founder and Co-Director of the International Association of Sufism (IAS).
JEFF LEIFER is the founder of Circadian Media Lab. He is a student of Jeremy Taylor’s collective dream process and most recently led a collective dream session for artists at the Social Dream Lab.
“Which One of Us Is Dreaming?”
BEN EHRENREICH is the author of two novels, Ether and The Suitors. His work as a a journalist has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s and Los Angeles Magazine. He has been recently reporting on the West Bank, where he spent last summer and winter.
“a framework for our dreams: film, contemplation, and the ecstasy of embodiment”
JENELLE TROXELLE received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Texas A&M University. She is a co-editor of the journal Convolution, and is presently at work on a book manuscript “What Does She See When She Shuts Her Eyes: Transnationalism, Feminism, and the Cinematic Avant-garde.”
“We Dream the World, and the World Dreams Us”
LANE ARYE (Ph.D.) has been practicing and teaching Process Work (developed by Arnold Mindell) around the world for 25 years. Whether working with dreams, conflicts, post-war reconciliation, or the creative process, Lane supports individuals and groups to discover wholeness, mystery, and community.
“San Francisco and the Radical Imagination”
GIFFORD HARTMAN is an educator, working-class historian and co-founder of the Bay Area Public School.
“Dreams inside the maid training agency in Jogjakarta”
JEANNIE SIMMS’ works are rooted in photography and the moving image. She scours history and contemporary situations, contesting accepted perspectives and proposing vital new narratives. She recently completed a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and a film commission with the Nara International Film Festival in Japan. She serves as faculty at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
“Like a dream, a lightning flash or a cloud…”
Rev. FURYU NANCY SCHROEDER has been a student of Zen Buddhism for over 30 years. She lives and teaches at Green Gulch Farm.
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Improvisation performed by San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist, NADIA SHIHAB whose sound performances rely on improvisation, experimentation, delay and repetition.