About Land research
Body is our home, as is the larger body of the earth and the largest body of the universe. When these bodies move in harmony, a dance unfolds.
This on-going land project has been initiated in 2016 in order to inquire a direct connection & dialogue between Body and Environment, how we can bridge our consciousness and artistic process as one practice for co- existence and sharing with the nature where we live in.
In this research, we dive into the transformative process between sensorial body and environment through senses and awareness. Allowing body as a sensorial tuning instrument that is receptive and connected to the surrounding. This process-oriented work has two folds.
1. Site Specific | Sensory fieldwork
+ Focus on the primary senses of the body to tune into the direct perception of the surroundings. Allow the body to be informed by the ecosystem and the various habitats presents on site.
2. Microcosmos + Macrocosmos | Translation
+ Mapping the sensorial explorations, movement & voice work, video registration & sound recording. Developing site-specific choreographic scores.
+ Rituals: Connecting & offering. Sacred body | Sacred nature, direct knowledge.
Main elements of the research
-Sensory practice: unfolding the process of seeing, listening, feeling and sensing.
-Body pilgrimage : Foot – Legs -Womb- Heart. Exploring the theme of the body parts with somatic awareness and guideline from the book of symbols as a reference.
-Movement & Voice arise as a form a primitive language before words & thoughts. Using movement as a means of connecting human with nature and art with real life, walking on the thresholds of earth, wind, water, fire, and mountains, finding beauty and meaning in the forces of nature.
-Energy: life force, direct source of life.
Chinese medicine energy system, 5 elements.
Yin (potential energy, nourishment, listing and healing, mother earth, water)
Yang (active energy, movement, drive, force & creation, Sky, Fire)
The conscious & The unconscious
Doing & Non-doing ( moving & witness practice)
Experiencing & being experienced
-Inquiry & non-dual practice
-Drawings and symbols. Study of the human body symbolism and the healing and transcendental dimension.
-Video registration & Voice recording. Process of observation & listening.
– Presence / Silence : Allowing observation guiding into action → Becoming One with the surrounding
Synchronicity-Offering connection & gratitude to the old tree that represents Catalonian land. Symbolic Movement as a direct language. Witnessing a process how the environment responses when the body becomes a part of the nature.
River– This is a part of a big river where has been losing a natural flow of water in Tortella. Recent years, almost the half of the river became static and clogged with dead water. Bringing the sensorial body to connect to the circumstance. Voice arises as an resonance and embodiment of the river.
Body forest– The Body follows a pilgrimage walk in the mountain. Capturing the ecosystem, Zooming into the sound and images.
Environment :North Catalonia, 2019
Tuning bodies : Jihae Ko, Kay Patru & L