"You Are" in the frame of Black Hyperbox, Romanian Cultural Institute, Berlin (photo Daniela Duca)
"You Are" - lecture-therapy, at FAP, Sao Paulo in Souvenir from Nowhere, curated by Larisa Crunteanu (photo Larisa Crunteanu)
"You Are", FAP, Sao Paulo in Souvenir from Nowhere, curated by Larisa Crunteanu (photo Larisa Crunteanu)
"You Are" uses the idea of a space, social and affective, that can accommodate forms of therapy, of performance and forms of abstract thinking. The performer is (a) patient and can be activated by the therapeutic touch of audience. Stillness and affect wake up to movement and language, or not. The audience can precipitate either thought or contemplation, they can trigger perspectives or they can have their own. The lecture mode will be a jungle of perspectives: speaking as a patient on behalf of the jaguar, like myself on behalf of a lamprey or another fish, like you in my dreams, like the unknown thing looking at a praying mantis. The rest is still. The therapy is collective and abstraction is both a matter of content and mood. To hold multiple perspectives is to dance between lightness and graveness and dislodge the place of the self and to heal. "You Are" contains practices and formats developed within the context of "The Clinic" - the next Artworld created together with Florin Flueras.