1) Think about the vulnerability of the time we are living. Whether it is vulnerability in your life, other living species, human species and/or the planet; identify more or less exactly what vulnerability means to you right now.
2) Now put this thought in your mind.
3) Choose an activity that you still need to do, such as preparing a dish in the kitchen, doing chores or gardening.
– Begin your work and find a rhythm that is neither hasty nor slow, but one of careful awareness. Observe your breathing regularly.
– Immerse yourself completely in what you are doing and try to find the necessary conditions to experience a flow with your mental or emotional state if you prefer.
– Try to abandon your thoughts as they surface and listen to your breath as you continue with the task.
– Listen to the noises and actions around you, always returning to your breath and what you are doing. Follow the rhythm of your breath.
4) Once you have finished your task, return to thinking affirmatively about the vulnerability you previously identified.
5) Auto(re)plan a resilience to this vulnerability.
Repeat regularly or when you feel it is necessary.
Deborah Ligorio, Italian artist and digital designer based in Berlin. The references of her artistic practice combine technology, ecology and feminism. She was awarded the 15th Young Art Prize of the Rome Quadrennial (2008) and the Special Prize GAI – Italre Italian Studies / PS1 MoMA (2004). International residencies include: FPAC (Palermo 2011), MAK Schindler (Los Angeles 2003), OMI International Arts Center (Ghent, New York 1998). Her works have been exhibited in events, group and solo exhibitions at institutions including: Savvy Contemporary (Berlin 2017), Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin 2014), ICA (London 2013), Hangar Bicocca (Milan 2009), Manifesta7 (2008), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin 2007). Her book Survival Kits, was published by Sternberg Press (2013). She has held seminars at the SFSIA (Berlin 2017) and the University of Cologne, Institut für Kunst (2019). Deborah Ligorio leads the DadaAda projects (since 2015) and [The Eponym] (since 2014).