9-10 July 2019
Some workshops remain a fiction – yet a fiction can be embodied. For several reasons, the proposition of Marialena Marouda couldn’t take place at the intended ‘workshop’ – the Buratinas boat of Nadine, laboratory for contemporary art. However, her proposal to encounter water as a companion and to spend for that min. 24h on that boat let us float into the imagination of how to fundamentally shift our relation to that essential element of life.
Never the less, the score for Marialena’s proposal can act as a companion for any circumstances where some meet water and has a bit of time. Therefore we decided to provide this score as a suggestion for everyone who wants to do this exercise – and, if possible, wants to feed back her/his experiences.
Besides this, Christina Stadlbauer, Marialena Marouda and Nicolas Galeazzi dove into a written conversation based on Marialena’s proposal and asked themselves why water is seen as an object while it is at the same time intrinsic part of our self.
Marialena Marouda, Christina Stadlbauer and Nicolas Geleazzi Writing into becoming water
an instant conversation
M.M.: A brief introduction into my practice: I see performance as a practice of inhabiting a specific ecosystem. Currently, I am focusing on the oceanic ecosystem, one that can only in part be inhabited by human beings.
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Marialena Marouda Exercises in Becoming Water
Score for a boat trip
This is a score for a multiple day boat trip for two or more people. It should last a minimum of two days. It can take place on any body of water large enough to sail on for a number of days: a lake, a canal, a river, a sea or an ocean. The boat you use, its size and form, can differ accordingly. This score invites you to spend time on this body of water and to see how it affects/ can affect your body, your thoughts and your work. It proposes some tasks that you can try while sailing. It also suggests different texts that you can read during the trip. Each task can take as long as you need it to take, from a few minutes to several days. Take your time. Read more..