23 May Lisa Stertz //
Open call winner of 22cubic space / object / body in the modality of BODY
We always want to reach the Complete. But gaps remain. Cracks. Corners. Wrinkles. Craters. Depths. Places of disintegration and dispersal open up. Places of fear, of shame, of blame, of exhaustion, places of lingering, of inhalation, of respiration, of interest, of wonder. – Constantly new places, where we arrive, where we rest, from which we go, from which we will be picked up, of which we will say: I was there. You were there. We were there. We are here. In this world. Places commonly as spaces of imagination, as other worlds. Places as invitation, as request, as motion.
My performances are such places. I want to pick people up, invite them to get involved. I want to share my time with them, as they share theirs with me. If they notice that they are present with me and that I am not only present for them, I have reached this timeless claim of mine – for the moment. I prefer to touch people, instead of teaching them. If I can make them be-come aware of being alive, of feeling themselves through a way of communication I will have chosen for a performance, I succeeded. The word communication is key here, since human communication became the central objective in my work.
I am thus inspired to design performances that lay out forms of encounter, rather than forms of exposition.
Lisa Stertz 22cubic _ MATERIC.ORG _
I inherited many stories.
Joana Moher’s Pinus Pinastres, the serpent trees, that became dust due to an unusual fire in her home landscape seven months ago, her vision of sound scaping new land, and her kabbalistic synth paintings, that she made on prison blankets. Raw pieces of structure in space.
I inherited Christina Planas’ Gallinazo – a bird, that resembles a chicken and is perceived as an ugly unwanted thing Yet, and that is remarkable, it has the ability to eat plastic trash and poo it out as organic matter. It is a transformer.
I myself, recently, conceived the figure of the PSYCH*O*POMP. They are a non-judgemental energy, that accompany souls to a safe passage from one life state in/to another. They can be of human, animalistic or divine nature. They also mediate between the conscious and unconscious realms and can be you[r inner healer].
Within the 22cubic residency I am extracting and distilling, simmering down and summing up all experiences reverberating in my body as the
H E A R T