ANXIETY / It’s nice to be supported. It’s exquisite when you’re freefalling (CY)
One to One Performance
02/10/2022 | Sunday | 17:00 | (2 hours) ✱
Limassol Municipal Arts Center-Papadakis Warehouses
*Every 15 minutes a spectator can interact with the performer and therefore experience the performance. There will be no prebooking for the performance. Participating in the performance will be on a first come first served basis (last session at 18:30) Throughout the duration, other spectators can watch the process.
Onlookers/passers-by are invited to (one at a time) stand with their back against the artist’s, initiating a series of movements/interactions; a balancing act, where they try to lean against each other to support themselves and the other person from falling (whether initiating or responding to a movement). The performance is highly dependent on developing an awareness of each other’s body (strengths and limitations), establishing a relationship of intimacy and trust, and letting go of fear (of falling, looking ‘silly’, public exposure).
During the exercise, the participants are encouraged to become mindful of touch, sound and smell; engaging in a ‘dialogue’ through body pressure (referencing ‘Body Pressure, 1974, by Bruce Nauman). The performance is the second part of the triptych, ‘Anxiety, 2022’, and references ideas of fragility, the act of asking for help, letting go of control, and acceptance/surrendering.