(the following exercise was created at the SPLAB Institute in Seattle, Washington on 4/30/11. This collaborative exercise was created by: Greg Bem, Alex Bleecker, J Chive, Adriana Grant, Armen Moradians, Meredith Nelson, Paul E. Nelson, Reshe Sabre, Stanley Sabre, Jeremy Springsteed, Ellen Welcker)
find a quiet room in which to lie down. it may be your bedroom or living room. it may be blue. open all openable things. leave open. place something pungent to eat near where you will lie. it may be an orange. set an intention. close eyes. seek sound. notice the first one you hear, then the next. they may come either from inside (house, room, you) or otherwise. connect them in your ear with string. it may be catgut. continue to connect until you fall asleep. wake up, hold nose closed. as still as possible, take a bite of the pungent thing. release nostrils. wait for something to happen. resume connecting sounds. fall ba ck a slee p. re pe at.