As part of the Annual Conference for Association of Art Historians in 2017, Anne-Marie Culhane was invited to deliver a workshop on Field Sensing for conference delegates introducing Fruit Routes and this practice to the participants.
Field Sensing Is a slow-walking practice which you can do on your own or with others as a way of sensitising to an environment and heightening awareness of surroundings. Walks can last between 10 minutes to 30 minutes. Field Sensing leads well into other activities such as observation of nature, outdoor drawing, writing. This practice has evolved from experience of Butoh dance training and has some similarities with meditation practices and tracking animals in the wild. The phrase Field Sensing was coined by Buddhist writer Gary Snyder to refer to the perception of land as a ‘resonant landscape’ by Paleolithic Hunters.