Day One

Welcome to Day One of Virtual Groundwork!
Virtual Groundwork is an invitation. An invitation to explore with openness, to slow down. To drop a little deeper into our looking and listening. To take in our 2km “Radical Radius” with all our senses. Virtual Groundwork provides a simple framework for connecting with our environment and with ourselves during these strange times.
Right now, in Ireland, we are permitted to move and exercise within a 2km radius of our home. We call this a radical radius because our experiential and sensorial place based explorations have opened up new discoveries and connections. But you don’t have to be in Ireland to participate!
Before you start, read our practical advice for going outside HERE.
Or, you can download a PDF transcript of the meditation and exercises here: A Sense of My Experiences.
On Tuesday April 28th from 17:30 – 18:30 GMT, we invite you to join our Virtual Art Share on Zoom to meet the Virtual Groundwork team and to share your own experiences. Sign up to receive the Zoom meeting information here:

Lisa Cliffe is based in Cork city. Originally from Co. Limerick, she is a dance artist with a particular interest in place based exploration and engaging the sensorial body in performance and multi media. Her dad is currently planting potatoes and wishing for rain! She dedicates this visceral exploration of place and the natural world to her daddy and his yearly dedication to taking care of his potatoes and family. 

Lisa’s guided exploration offers connection to the practices and practitioners of Body Mind Centering by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and the Discipline of Authentic Movement by Janet Alder. 

In 2015, Lisa received a certificate of attendance from ‘Origins’, a somatic movement and therapy training delivered by Joan Davis (Ireland)
For more information

(Joan Davis)

Virtual Groundwork is a creative initiative that grew out of Carol Anne Connolly’s Groundwork project in Glenbower Wood. In collaboration with Greywood arts, these activities have been developed by Jessica Bonenfant, Lisa Cliffe, Carol Anne Connolly, Martha Doyle, & Elizabeth Stepney.