A residency for cultivating human and plant intimacies
Changes of climates and wilting ecologies make it vital to retrieve kinship to the land. Choreographer Kai Merke (they/them) and performer/musician Mei Long Bao (they/them) will together with local plants in Brussels form a close kinship to unlearn colonial imagination and come alive to other senses. They will make songs to awaken deep tissue memory from before we learned that nature is something other than ourselves. They will practice somatic speculative fictions, prompts, songs and dances to re-establish the connections to ourselves and the land through the encounters with plants.
Plants pull the clouds and hold water on a planetary scale. Plants offer food, shelter and warmth. Plants let us breathe.
concept: Kai Merke - with and by: Kai Merke & Mei Long Bao - residency support: HAUT (Copenhagen) & workspacebrussels