Day Two

Welcome to Day Two 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.


Today, Jessica will take you through the 5 Eye Practices, a visual way of exploring your surroundings, from Contemplative Dance Practice in the lineage of Barbara Dilley.





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:

Jessica Bonenfant is the director of Greywood Arts, a welcoming space in the heart of Killeagh village (East Cork, Ireland) where practising artists and the local community can explore creative process, connect with each other, and grow.

She lived in NYC for over a decade, where she explored improvisation with Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) NYC, in the lineage of Barbara Dilley. After NYC, she completed an MFA in choreography at University of Michigan, and eventually ended up in rural Ireland, where she now owns 2 goats, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 5 hens.