How do you walk in the ground? I'm your ground.
The audience enters the room and get confronted at the entrance with a site-specific performance. Revealing a living sculpture, the performer is laying down in the ground, as if the body dissipates into the space, like a living organism dissolving into material. The body is lying on a body bag made out of plastic and composed with earth and cactus. The body is surrounded and intersected by spines of cactus attached by bandages. The cactus is presented as a element that metaphorically reveals the self- defense and intoxicant of living beings towards them self's and what is surrounding them. The performer presents her body as vulnerable, sensitive matter, shaking from the cold and from the stinging feeling of the spines. The audience walk through, as if there was an obstacle crossing their trajectory, their conquers. As a reflection of a respectful human behavior, that was no steps in the body bag - piece of land. As the time pass, the presence of the performer become part of the space, and some of the audience almost forgot or got used with the presence of the performer. As their movements and behaviors adapt to the circumstances, they would cross instantly, or have crossing talks, as if there was no obstacle anymore.
"What is important"
cooperation with Performerstammtisch, Schloss Bröllin and Flutgraben
Curated by Johannes Deimling