RISE> a performance with and for human and extrahuman bodies
RISE is a performance guided by an aural score.
RISE must be performed with and for an audience of extrahuman bodies, organic and inorganic matter.
No other human being should be present in the space for the whole duration of the performance.
An ancient voice will guide you through the journey.
Do not listen to the score before the performance.
Choose a space where you feel safe, calm, at home.
Choose nine bodies to perform with you. Objects, plants and animals are welcome.
Spread the bodies through the space.
Your choices may be random or not. It is up to you.
After you have completed the preparation, you may begin the journey.
observations and requests
You must listen to the score through earphones.
RISE may be performed as many times as you wish.
Make sure you will not be interrupted during the performance.
If you feel like it, register the experience in video.
When you are finished, photograph the landscape you have created.
All materials are relevant and useful.
Emotion is motion.
Be in relation always.
Notice where you are and use it.
Listen to the music and rhythm of your breath.
Practice having multiple bodies by, at times, seeing yourself from the outside.
key words and notionsattention. vitality. displacement. gaze. form. decay. imagination. imperceptible. transformation. forces. perspective. perception. anthropophagy. asymmetry. in relation to. multiplicity.
It would be great if you could send me the documentation or a response to the experience in any other form. You can send me a thought, a drawing, a song, your feedback. If you don't feel like sending anything, just enjoy the journey.
My e-mail address: email@example.com
! EARPHONES ON !
RISE is a performative experiment in the development of the artistic research project Amazonizing Practices: processes of thinking-moving with a landscape, undertaken in the frame of the Master Performance Practices programme at ArtEZ University of the Arts (NL).
It has taken as both inspiration and reference: No Time to Fly (2010) by Deborah Hay, directives by artists Jeanine Durning and Steve Paxton and performative utterances from internet videos.
Reflection about the process of creation of RISE:
Death and other matters - a reflection on expanded choreography experiments