GARDEN OF DESIRES @ MEMPHIS MEMPHIS

 exhibition & performance âŹł 35-40 min | đź—Ł english

GARDEN OF DESIRES @ MEMPHIS ARTSPACE LINZ

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Garden of desires is a development of the research project "Phantoms beyond the brain" and the following performance project "Phantom of paradise" which had its first public showings in eXplore Festival in WASP Bucharest and WestflĂĽgel Leipzig in 2016 and beginning of 2017.

The performance artists Andrea Maria Handler and Martyna Lorenc, dance writer and art historian Gaja Karolczak, sculptor and animator LudmiĹ‚a Kaczmarek and musician Karol Kensee teamed up for a collaborative project aimed at investigating the tangency of sensation and imagination as a place of the interweaving of what’s present and what’s apparent to our senses, approaching the access to incorporated imaginative processes as a piece of earthly Eden. 

As a place for an inquiry into primitive carnal curiosities, sensory evoked imagery and fluent body-schemes, Garden of Desires deals with live manifestations of sensation and imagery revealing processes in a performative setting. The attention persistent in this space becomes a perceivable matter itself; the practice of active noticing and constant alertness to change belong to its main properties. Attentional processes moderate the volumes of time and space units either directing the bodies into ballistic motion or expanding the continuously renewing space for peculiarity and detail. Skillful attention and reformulation of meaning of touch can give rise to potential contents anchored in a body such as imagery, memory, movement, situations, words or poetic narratives. Garden of Desires is a place and a state for these entities to grow and be harvested.

direction: Martyna Lorenc
creation & performance: Andrea Maria Handler & Martyna Lorenc
space design: Ludmiła Kaczmarek
music: Karol Kensy (Kensee)
theoretical consultance: Gaja Karolczak
costume: Claire Blake
initial research: Gaja Karolczak, Martyna Lorenc, Maria Zimpelassistance: Gaja Karolczak

curation: Jakob Dietrich/Memphis Memphis Linz

This project was a continuation of "Phantom of paradise" project, kindly supported on different stages by Land Oberösterreich, Linz Kultur, C.O.V./Rose Breuss, Life Long Burning (Wild Cards/DanceWEB), Lab On Stage Collective, Anton Bruckner University Linz, 4Culture Association – WASP Bucharest, Art Stations Foundation Poznań, Sense of Movement Foundation Poznań.

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photo credit: (C) Jakob Dietrich/MEMPHIS MEMPHIS, white postcard (C) Martyna Lorenc

GARDEN OF DESIRES @ MEMPHIS MEMPHIS

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