a long-durational research project
MEDOMAI is an examination of the fluid body projections. Slowing down physically to an almost constant rhythm, and to a velocity like we see on snails perceived by our eyes, we gain time to recognize how our situation changes in every instant, as well as the relation to our partner in any aspect. We are not able to fulfill desires or to get our desires fulfilled because during exactly that time, while we understand what we could do to reach our aim, the whole situation has already changed. In the impossibility to follow decisions and previsions, and so in the incoherence of expectations, there is a fragment of undecided land, where we can be free to perceive the present and staying in the slowest motion, second by second without knowing about what will appear next. Like this we can open possibilities to let them guide the body without thoughts, but with extended awareness. This also happens in life, but only when we are surrounded by a slow space. Only there we are able to understand the process, only then we are able to sense how things are evolving. In the quickness we can arrange things in a way that we can reach our aims, in the very slow motion we can only adapt our body and our mind to the situation. Here we might find new resources, we could change ourselves and our trajectories if we wanted, most likely because of the interaction with a non average time and state and the relation to the other person.
Performed by: Stephanie Felber, Ludger Lamers, Maja Kalafatic, Smaragda Siouti, Alessandra Fabbri and Shawbrook Youth Company
Residental support: Shawbrook Irland, Quartier am Hafen Cologne, Tanztendenz Munich
Performed at: ZZT Cologne, Quartier am Hafen Cologne, I-Camp Munich, Orangerie Munich, Schaustelle – Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Shawbrook Irland, 19th FAKI Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression Zagreb,