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