Empath Tea & 'That Dragon, Cancer' Group Play
Event Sunday 4-6pm & 6.30-8.30pm
Leah Clements, The Empath Test, 2015
The Empath Group meet regularly to discuss what it means to be an ‘Empath’, investigating how this word can frame experiences, and how it can be used to construct a group identity.
Empath Tea & 'That Dragon, Cancer' Group Play begins an open, public exploration into these concerns and the forms in which empathy may operate.
Rosie Taylor invites herbalist Natasha Richardson to design a tea specifically for Empaths, dealing with side effects such as sensory overload and tiredness. Richardson will discuss herbal medication and forms of self-care which do not see maximisation of labour as the end goal.
'That Dragon, Cancer' is a game designed by Ryan and Amy Green to simulate their experience of their son's battle with cancer. Leah Clements invites the public to complete a full play-through of the game, participating in an emotional journey by collectively negotiating a way through its designed structure of empathy.
Leah Clements, Rosie Taylor & Speaker: Natasha Richardson