Heal Humankind in Order to Heal the Land by Tattfoo Tan


Volume 2 of artist Tattfoo Tan’s New Earth - Resiliency Training Module, this one looking at the human spirit. Published in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name “Heal the Man in Order to Heal the Land” at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Staten Island, NY (March 2- December 29, 2019).

This highly useable workbook outlines a variety exercises to help you access the land of your own unconsciousness. Tattfoo Tan uses ancient & modern teachings in the forms of drawings, diagrams, lists & instruction to help nudge you to expand your mind and to help you find peace within yourself. A spiritual guide for all ages.

“New Earth is finding the extraordinary within the ordinary
New Earth is good for figuring out life
New Earth: Art is something humans do on purpose
New Earth objects, tools and games serve a pedagogical function helping us to be conscious
New Earth: Thought itself is a form of energy, thought influences energy and energy influences thought
New Earth is learning from history in order to move forward into the future

New Earth Resiliency Training Module is a program that teaches an ethos of self reliance and of living closer to the earth, especially within an urban environment. Drawing upon its surrounding resources, it treats the city as a catalyst for building relations with various neighborhoods and communities. The program strengthens the resiliency of the neighborhood by activating young people and equipping them with skills, knowledge, and an adaptive world view. It also empowers youth by treating them as authorities of their own environment. Studying folk craft and tracing the genesis of ideas, objects and beliefs is an effort to re-wilding ourselves.”

Tattfoo Tan is an artist based in Staten Island, NY. His first volume of NERTM from 2016 looks at survival skills, done in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.

Published in conjunction with Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2019

8.5” x 11”

98 pages

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