Regaining consciousness: a field guide
Satchell, KM 2012, 'Regaining consciousness: a field guide', paper presented to the 1st Australian Regional International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference, Baulkham Hills, Sydney, 19-22 April.
In this paper, I contemplate creative research methods and everyday practices in a recursive manner, to posit a methodology for the transformation of everyday life through creative pursuits. Drawing from self-directed field and archival work, I discuss the productive tension between dream life and everyday life. The work employs the practice of walking as journeying, refers to various guides, photographs, found objects, journaling, dreams and contemplation, as research modalities for creative work. The sacred geography encountered through these walks becomes the field of inquiry for a sophisticated understanding of the sentient world, of human and more-than human encounters with place.