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Mycelium journey synth


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Mycelium journey synth

  1. 1. The Mycelium Journey
  2. 2. These amazing people (+ Matthew & a couple elsewhere) unified and created a foundation of support that would allow me to pivot away from stasis toward re-claiming my ideal life. I am an artist. With a project… Couldn’t be more grateful to be brought together with such a dynamic, talented, and empathetic group.
  3. 3. INTRODUCING Catalyzing Creative Culture • The Premise • The Artist • The Project • The Web • The Catalyst?
  4. 4. The Creative Sector has a vital role to play in cultural development. Art impacts people who are not otherwise being reached, and impacts everyone in ways they are not otherwise being reached. There is an urgent need for new sources of information and diverse perspectives to address critical social issues.
  5. 5. So what’s the ideal format? Citizens’ Journalism is defined as: “Public citizens playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.” (Hat Tip, Wikipedia) Performance Poetry is a synthesis between literary and theatrical art forms. Unlike actors, “spoken-word” poets perform their own original writing allowing their cadence and presence to drive home the intention and context of the writing with no secondary interpretive filter. Note: Modern poets have assumed a bold posture with regard to artistic license, frequently speaking on topics rarely represented in mainstream media and taboo issues other artists are hesitant to address. Exposing audiences to uncommon truths is the currency of performance poetry. This makes it the ideal complement to Citizens’Journalism—the union of the two practices is seamless.
  6. 6. This Guy: a veteran stage performer, educator, production coordinator, event producer, and social justice advocate, Graham Hackett fully comprehends the power and potential of art as a cultural resource. After a very full decade traveling the country as a professional character actor in over 40 stage plays, Graham applied the techniques he acquired to perform his own original poetry. As a seasoned performance poet who has made hundreds of featured appearances across the country, he brings an authentic voice, refined technique, and passionate delivery to every word. "The knock out fling was flung by Graham Hackett, who gives us a spoken word piece that will be long remembered. It is masterful in both writing and delivery, in content and style. Show stopping..." - Jim Cavener, Asheville Citizen-Times Theatre Critic
  7. 7. Which is all great on paper… but stepping into this new role in a truly immersive way, requires a deep dive. If I’m to go public (in a very big way) as a professional artist, it’s mandatory that I’m grounded in a firm sense of self, acknowledging my faults and my powers in very clear terms. After a very full decade traveling the country as a professional character actor in over 40 stage plays, Graham applied the techniques he acquired to perform his own original poetry. So the journey part of this endeavor begins, as project development continues….
  8. 8. Feels like this:
  9. 9. Already facing imminent threats from crippling poverty, when a family issue lands on my path… I choose to step away from everything to regain perspective. Turned out to be a wise choice! Being entirely offline and fully engaged by the stunning beauty I encountered travelling across the country, re-set my equilibrium. Anyone who thoughtlessly trashes the planet has clearly never SEEN it.
  10. 10. So… BACK TO WORK.
  11. 11. The WEB: To exist in the modern world one must have a web presence. Rallying allies and compiling masses of information and media, is nearly complete. It struck me… I’ve done a lot of stuff. Before I can fully develop the CIVILIAN project, an inventory of my experience is paramount.
  12. 12. The WEB: Digital life is a dynamic and multi-faceted phenomenon. Even with an abridged cross-section of programs and platforms I’m putting to use, there are a great number of places I need to interface. Suddenly, I’m flooded with learning new formats, urgent need for content, and practicing networking strategies.
  13. 13. But it’s time… Following the protocols of “rapid prototyping” I’m rolling out a draft this coming month. After a dozen edits… CIVILIAN is a quantum stride forward in the field of edu-tainment, deploying fine art techniques with the principles of citizens’ journalism to create an informative TED-style presentation spliced with dynamic poetry performances. At the cutting edge of the emerging Artivist movement, this unique project engages an audience with visceral aesthetics while addressing critical social issues of classism, race, women’s rights, juvenile justice and living in wartime era. The CIVILIAN narrative seeks to inform, uplift and inspire audiences to proactively engage social justice efforts and celebrate the vibrant diversity of our culture through shared experiences.
  14. 14. The Campaign is a springboard to make this dream a reality. No shortage of TO-DO’s here.
  15. 15. I’m preparing to LAUNCH.
  16. 16. Deploying all of my skills as a performer, educator and coordinator… I’m going to reach out as far and wide as possible with a message of how creativity, community-building, and empathy can inform our cultural development. And I’m going to do it poetically. CIVILIAN is preparing to LAUNCH.
  17. 17. Join me?