What has been stored

© Veerle Vercauteren
© Veerle Vercauteren

What has been stored is the working title of Jimena Pérez Salerno's new choreographic research project, in which she explores the layers, wisdom, and wounds of time, taking the hips as a guide. For Jimena, the pelvic bone, placed in the centre of the body, resembles the infinite symbol. While observing fractal relationships with time, she investigates the ones that could come from deep down in our bodies. As part of this process, she also experiments with the connections between the diaphragm, the voice, and the psoas muscle, also known as the muscle of the soul or fear.

Throughout her last projects, There Is Room In Time and Unproductive Will, the relationship between a Western and linear interpretation of time and a society focused on productivity has inspired practices and questions. The infinite symbol twists the line that connects past, present, and future, intermingling them. “No straight line, no easy path” is the punk statement by She-Devils that Jimena read for the first time in her adolescence. The sound of those words can still be heard while she moves, learns how to be a mother, and imagines ways to mend what has been wounded.

Concept & direction: Jimena Pérez Salerno - Collaborators in this residency: Júlia Rúbies Subirós, Paula Almirón, Diego Echegoyen - Residency partners: Kunsthal Gent, workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA - With support from: Bâtard Festival (Slow Collaboration) & a.pass


22.10.2024 - 03.11.2024


13.05.2024 - 07.06.2024