- RESEARCH ON WORDS, MOVEMENT AND TIME
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In this project I am looking for a way to use conversation between movement and words as a medium to play with past, present and future. Text, spoken words, have a meaning, sound and rhythm to them. Using them in a performance directly implies multi layered communication. How can I respond to and play with words in all their layers with my moving body?
A recording from the past, words that someone once spoke, opens a gateway between two moments in time. The physical body that connects us with the present, finds there an access to shared associations and memories through this dimension.
The idea of time travel, the theoretical possibility and the practical impossibility of it, is the underlying paradox that will serve as a frame for this project. The past cannot be grasped, yet we have developed ways of preserving moments of it by recording, photographing or writing memories down. If all moments in history exist equally in space, in theory we should be able to jump from one moment to an other – to travel back and forth in time – if we just found the right tool for it. I'm intrigued by this thought, and curious to see how I can create a situation, where a conversation between movement, words and memories can travel across spacetime, to events before and after.
Concept & performance: Meri Pajunpää
Supported by: Zodiak Center for New Dance, Akropoditi Dance Center, Summer Studios, workspacebrussels
Photo © Thibault Gregoire