Experimental Meditation Center of Los Angeles, CA, 2010
An approximately one-hour, non-silent meditation on the following: limitlessness myths, infectious sound, and editorialized flow. Facilitator Anna Mayer presented examples of psychedelic pop and rock that reference in their lyrics language and/or the experience of tripping itself. These songs, interspersed with lateral ruminations on observation, perspective, and awareness narratives, serve as opportunities to rhythmically reflect and project on what role language serves in facilitating transformation.

WORD THE WORD is an ongoing series of projects intended to initiate and affirm the connections between exploration and language, consciousness and articulation. To date, the events and performances have included a guided listening session of psychedelic music with language as its lyrical subject matter, roundtable reenactments of the Surrealists’ sex research sessions, and a fiery ‘materialogue’ punctuated by ceramic instrumentals. The series contemplates what role language might be able to play in transformation and groundedness. Into the ether, into the ether; we speak of and to the ether, so as to make the tacit tactile. WORD THE WORD is presented by the Experimental Meditation Center of Los Angeles.