Something invisible loses its impact on reality as well as its ability to receive consideration from its environment.
What are the causes of a viewer’s failure to fully perceive oneself and surroundings simply as they are?
At the beginning of 2015, me and the Finnish dancer Maria Rutanen left for South America for a ten-weeks-long experience across different countries, aiming to develop a multimedia performance based on a specific itinerant research.
The chosen theme is In=Visible, a trail proposed by the belgian-based Weave collective, that joined us during the first phase of the artistic process.
The three main phases of the project consisted in:
- Joining a month-long creative caravan and meeting local artists and members of the community across Argentina to explore the theme In=Visible through dance, music and film.
- Offering a dance and movement lab in La Paz (Bolivia) with the aim of sharing part of our research and deepening the chosen theme from a different perspective.
- Connecting with native local medicine men and exploring the unseen through the use of entheogenic plants.
The months following the South American phase were dedicated to integrate and concretise our experiences into a multimedia performance. Maya premiered at Lake Studios Berlin during October 2015.