(2021-22)

This initiative stems from the Exposure research and it’s an invitation for a joint investigation of 'becoming-plant' as 'a labor of unlearning certain somatic and mental habits’ within a cycle of dance sessions.

“THE IDEA OF BECOMING-PLANT IS AN IDEA WITHIN US, COMPOSING US BECAUSE BECOMING-PLANT HAPPENS.”


“BECOMING IS THE NAME FOR THIS PROVISIONAL CO-CREATIVE ZONE IN WHICH THE ‘PARTIES’ AND THEIR ‘PROPER FUNCTIONS’ ARE THEMSELVES EFFACED AND AUGMENTED.”

/Karen L. F. Houle · Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics as Extension or Becoming? The Case of Becoming-Plant · 2011/

The sessions have a form of peer-to-peer exchange. I invite everyone to practice the perception of our tangible selves as co-extensive with the environment, to explore together such qualities as complete exposure, connectivity, acceptance of all nuances. We will be mixing somatic techniques with plant philosophy, recipes for producing bio-plastic with movement scores, political contexts with fantasizing, feminist practice with biology textbooks and so on.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of stoma on lettuce leaf (Lactuca sp.). STOMATA are openings in the surface of leaves that allow gaseous exchange during photosynthesis. The size of the stomatal opening is controlled by two guard cells whose shape is dependent on internal turgidity. Magnification: x456 at 10cm wide. Credit : STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

There are 8 sessions (2,5h each) oriented around different issues:
snacking on light ︎ extraterrestrial space and the earth – a period issue ︎ exchanging resources and nutrients ︎ temporalities ︎ space & scale ︎ ‘one that does not distinguish between objects & substances’ ︎ a safety issue ︎ radical openness


/Transcript of a discussion between Deborah Hay and Eva Karczag · 23rd June 1992 · Center for New Dance Development, Arnhem, Holland/

“(…) the unique capacity of plants to be ‘in-togetherness’, making it possible to embody the world and nurture the entire biosphere with sun power.”

/Sylvie Pouteau · Beyond ‘‘Second Animals’’: Making Sense of Plant Ethics · 2013/


fruits, seeds & nuts are plants’ breast milk – plants use lipids (fats) for energy storage as we do, they do it in fruits, seeds & nuts (they are food for their growing babies)


/Alex Martinis Roe · To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice · 2018/


WHERE:

Marzahn Studio 2 (Georg-Knorr Str. 4, 12681 Berlin, Gebäude 10)


WHEN:

18.12.21 // 12:30-15:00 // 

08.01.22 // 17:30-20:00 // 

15.01.22 // 12:30-15:00 // 

6.02.22 // 12:30-15:00 // 

5.03.22 // 17:30-20:00 // 

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Participation is FREE & OPEN TO ALL upon registration. You can register for the whole cycle or a particular session. The number of participants is limited.

For REGISTRATION and QUERIES write to me at: exposure0research@gmail.com

photo: Ralf Roletschek
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