Back in USA from Cambio Constante 4.
The best artist organized show that I ever attended
I posted a short and chaotic report from it few days ago.
It was chaotic because I was out of my mind
The daily dose of suspended REALITY as well as sleep deprivation helped to achieve the altered state of mind (shining)
I can say, that Symbolic Order was suspended and you existed in close proximity to Imaginary and Real (Lacan).

The show took place in the Monastery Veruela
This place is an energy vortex created by 600 years of praying.
The energy is so dense, you can slice it with knife.
It is not haunted, but you can see ghost if you wish so.
I did at least.

It helped, that all the artist sites where within the walls of monastery.
Concentrated, compressed and within a short walk.
No reason to bus people in and out as it happened in the past.

Everything was possible there, the pure potential
You would come with an idea and you would see it happened within 12 hours.
Time and space continuum
The Howard Hughes’s (to be nowhere and everywhere in the same time)
There was no resistance, pure levitation
It turned up for me in a form of workshops with our assistants
Many years ago I have some training with the Grotowski Theater.
It came back with vengeance in a form of impro group performances.
The workshop formula which involved drumming and voice exercises works well in every improvised situation.
In the lack of hi-tech gear the lack is a plus.
The biggest success?
The day before the end of the show, the assistants created their own performance and invited me to take part in it.
They came up with a completely sound and symbolic piece which included a large 3D installation.
This was for me a real payoff and satisfaction.
They were not even students of art school and only few of them spoke English.
If this can happen, there is a ray of hope for all of us.

#permalink posted by Maciej Toporowicz: 8/13/03 07:03:00 AM


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