Watermarkings: Barbara Schaefer


Artist Barbara Schaefer created “they were all there, homage to my father, Max Schaefer”, a video with a sound score recorded from a Continuum workshop with Emilie Conrad.

The sound score features the group working with the sound of “EEE.” Every sound has a shape, its own way of creating vibration and a different effect on our fluid filled tissue.

To enhance your somatic experience while viewing the video, place your hands lightly on the sides of your face. As you exhale, make an “EEEE” sound. The “EEE” sound can be soft or strong, whatever feels right to you. Repeat the “EEE’s” for 3 – 6 exhalations, noticing the vibrations, as well as the shifting scene in your face, body and awareness.

Alternate intervals of the “EEE” sound with periods of sensing yourself, inviting and allowing movement responses while viewing this richly textured visual and aural video experience.

Experience “they were all there…” by artist Barbara Schaefer

All art-making requires presence, patience and showing up for the work, even when it seems nothing is happening. Then, listening, observation, decisiveness, and release.

“Continuum…… showed me that there are broader possibilities to movement than culture recognizes, that honor the body’s intelligence and create a climate for its capacities to emerge.”  —Artist Barbara Schaefer

To view more of Barbara’s work please visit her gallery on our website.