MergEmerge offers an alternative to habitual styles of thinking, encouraging the integration of things that are distinct and dissimilar.
52 intriguing images, 52 unique texts
Combine cards in an open-ended solution to the question of narrative-making.
Use a single card or a pair as focus for meditation, sparks of inspiration.
The cards arrived yesterday. What a great surprise, and how especially well-timed to interrupt our rather limited and repetitive lives... We had a great time using them last night after dinner. I appreciated how we sometimes engaged in storytelling, and other times in more philosophical reflection. We mostly worked with pairs of cards, but Isaac made his way to linking four. We look forward to further exploration. HF
One evening, I decided to play MergEmerge
with my seven-year-old. On the one hand,
it was a ridiculous idea--this game of aesthetics
and poetics, of logic and illogic, with a seven-
year-old? On the other hand, who better?
He got it right away, and immediately
wove together ideas, feelings, images,
and associations in ways that delighted
and surprised me. ES
I picked out two cards, went in to my studio
and improvised my dance to the words
and picture connections. It kind of reminds me of using the I Ching many years ago....AK