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expanded identity

A practice dedicated to consolidate a global network of artists, researchers and healers creating with Nature.

This program crafted initially for the Oika.com network celebrates remote sensing, cross pollination, community building, social and environmental regeneration and peace.

keywords: identity,location,network,ecology,nature,art,regeneration,ecological intelligence,oikaspain,oika

remote sensing happening now!

Rita Leduc

at Hondo wetland in Spain

Rita is exploring Fred's location, a wetland full of birds, textures and colors.


what Fred says

I was surprised how Rita was sensing my location at a distance by focusing her attention on subtle variations of colors and shapes. She asked me to focus on some details I did not think about before. This experience not only helped me to tie some connections to the land where she is living but helped me greatly to see locally with other senses and go deeper into my expanded identity with the Earth. At the end, I clearly felt a continuity between the two remote continents with several similar species, colors and even memories of smells of the brown wet leaves at the reservoir.

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what Rita says

I have heard quite a bit about the wetland on which Fred spends much of his time, so to interact more intimately with this location was a special treat. In addition to learning more about the environment, however, I was also able to learn more about Fred. Since art is not standardized, neither are artists. Fred and I put different "feet" forward when engaging with a location, so the opportunity to learn through his eyes (and other senses) was informative in ways that I couldn't replicate even if I was physically there. Soon, in addition to feeling like I was traveling to Spain, I felt like I was traveling into Fred. Now in addition to absorbing how Rita absorbs, I can kind of "turn on" how Fred absorbs, which offers me a whole other dimension of engagement with a place.

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Rita Leduc

at Hondo wetland in Spain

Rita is exploring Fred's location, a wetland full of birds, textures and colors.


what Fred says

I was surprised how Rita was sensing my location at a distance by focusing her attention on subtle variations of colors and shapes. She asked me to focus on some details I did not think about before. This experience not only helped me to tie some connections to the land where she is living but helped me greatly to see locally with other senses and go deeper into my expanded identity with the Earth. At the end, I clearly felt a continuity between the two remote continents with several similar species, colors and even memories of smells of the brown wet leaves at the reservoir.

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what Rita says

I have heard quite a bit about the wetland on which Fred spends much of his time, so to interact more intimately with this location was a special treat. In addition to learning more about the environment, however, I was also able to learn more about Fred. Since art is not standardized, neither are artists. Fred and I put different "feet" forward when engaging with a location, so the opportunity to learn through his eyes (and other senses) was informative in ways that I couldn't replicate even if I was physically there. Soon, in addition to feeling like I was traveling to Spain, I felt like I was traveling into Fred. Now in addition to absorbing how Rita absorbs, I can kind of "turn on" how Fred absorbs, which offers me a whole other dimension of engagement with a place.

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Fred Adam

at Bribie Island in Australia

Fred is exploring Tracey's location at Bribie Island on the Eatst coast of Australia.


what Tracey says

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what Fred says

I am slowly expanding my ecological identity in Australia by following Tracey's invitation to explore some beaches she loves and a little wetland in the middle of the city. I was trhilled to discover the presence of Ibis birds and could compare with great interes the differences with the spanish ibis from my location.

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Dakota Lacroix

at Hondo wetland in Spain

Dakota is exploring Fred's location, a wetland where most of the land is private and rented for hunting.


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Tracey Benson

at Hondo wetland in Spain

Tracey is exploring Fred's location, a wetland full of birds and interesting trees also!


what Fred says

Tracey's interest for trees is a great opportunity to map some interesting trees at the wetland and countryside. It helps me to go deeper into the understanding of trees as key node of an ecological web of motion and exchange for a large number of species. I had the good oportunity here to map the story of the two golden Oriola traveling back and forth in 2 trees over and over again during 2 weeks.

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what Tracey says

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Fred Adam

at Granville, North of NY

Fred is exploring Dakota's location, an important mining area.


what Fred says

I was surprised to see how it is difficult to move around physically. Dakota needs to ask permission to the land owner to go the river at a few meters from his house. I idiscovered with joy the presence of two beavers at a little pond.

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what Dakota says

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Fred Adam

at Hudson Valley

Fred is exploring Rita's location, very green area with an interesting reservoir.


what Fred says

I was impressed by the presence of trees and could sense the secret presence of great animals like deers. This experience not only helped me to tie some connections to the land where she is living but helped me greatly to see locally with other senses and go deeper into my expanded identity with the Earth. At the end, I clearly felt a continuity between the two remote continents with several similar species, colors and even memories of smells of the brown wet leaves at the reservoir.

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what Rita says

Sharing my daily surroundings with Fred was delightful in the fullest sense. In some ways, I felt a responsibility as virtual host, wanting to curate an authentic experience for someone who has never been physically here. This brought my own perception of my surroundings into sharp focus: a fascinating thing to investigate and question. In other ways though, I felt completely free, at the whim of the environment. Waiting to notice the next thing it would whisper or shout for me to pass along to Fred kept me open, willing. And so the three of us engaged in this exchange, whispering, shouting, smiling, anticipating, wondering, connecting.

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OIKA community

Find below the list of people participating in this experiment with whom you could potentially travel virtually.

Fred Adam

traveler facilitator
current location: Catral (East coast - Spain)


Rita Leduc

traveler artist
current location: Hudson Valley (USA)


Dakota Lacroix

traveler podcaster
current location: Granville (NY state- USA)


Tracey Benson

traveler artist
current location: Bribie Island (Australia)


Geert Vermeire

traveler facilitator
current location: Atenas (Greece)


RIch Blundell

traveler ecologist
current location: Nantucket island (USA)


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This experiment is the result of several years of collaboration with the scientist Rich Blundell, the oika.com community and time spent in Nature. A special thank you to Tracey Benson for introducing the Miro tool and to Rita Leduc for her enthusiasm as the first Expanded ID in Nature virtual traveler.

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Environmental regeneration from the Art practice
This project leaded by Fred Adam is counting with the colaboration of the oika.com american project, the city of Catral and the environmental association AHSA .