otherly > Naomi Moonlion
Fever dreams of a Hermit is an exploration of care practices and different forms of caregiving. In this project the focus is on care principles that are based on basic human needs, such as: rest, nourishment, touch, play, safety, warmth, listening and more.
The project manifests itself into a short film, handmade care tools, The Hermit’s Oracle card-game set and a corresponding handbook with essays and Tarot guidelines.
Through Fever dreams of a Hermit I try to understand how caregiving always has multiple sides, where the giver and receiver of care are never fully in an equal power balance. I see care as a non binary act.
I do not provide a concrete solution for the world’s carelessness, but I hope to encourage you to question your caregiving practices, and to care more gently.
Can we tip the scales of carelessness to one of conscious interdependent care?