Aqua-Terra-Glaciem

 

Aqua-Terra-Glaciem / Water-soil-ice

 

Recently, I have returned back to the painitng after 2 years of conceptual researching, installation making, multimedia and performance art.

It is like a quite break, yet it feels like a whole new world has offered me to  explore it. It is icy and freezed landscape, many details are apperaing and disappearing, therefore its my duty to make good decisions!

Nevertheless it might look like “a painting effect” my final idea lies in spatial experience of this landscapes…but first, they need to be uncover from the canvas…

 

 

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New experiments, new ideas…

 

Few weeks ago, I was deeply inspired by the sounds of whales. Amazing frequencies, sounds, songs, clicks and moves in the water, made me curious to explore it. With other words, to get to know more than we already know about this great underwater mammals.

 

 

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My research is based on exploration of a pattern; concentric circles.

I am particularly interested into its »information« function, which seems to work mostly through the shape of a sound or vibration. It is a pattern of a communication of all living beings, including the planet Earth itself.

The theory of a concentric circles is usually used to present social behaviours, social communication structures and PR strategies. What I am interested in is a potential theory of concentric circles in nature, more precisely, its appearance as a 3D sonar, earthquake wave and finally as a »communication shape« in comparison to human. My aim is to present water as a universal matter.

 

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Water is a matter which reflects each move, on the surface or in its weight. Each move is reflected as an echo, exactly the same as a sound which we leave in the air. Interesting thing is, that each information comes back to us. Here, I would like to make a comparison to human life. Each thought or a word is sooner or later returned into our life, even if perhaps in some other shape. It is about the »Echo effect« (or a »Butterfly effect«) of the information spread in the space and time.

Dolphins, whale and bats communicate on the base of Echolocation sounds. The word “song” is used to describe the pattern of regular and predictable sounds made by some species of whales, notably the humpback whale. This is included with or in comparison with music. Male humpback whales have been described as »inveterate composers« of songs that are »strikingly similar« to human musical traditions. It has been suggested that humpback songs communicate male fitness to female whales.

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There are many theories which suggests that this mammals use a specific frequencies to find each other on a distance of 1000 kilometers and more, to locate the size and shape of the object in a distant time and space.

 

 

 


Interesting theory lies behind the »drop fall«. Every drop which falls on the waters surface, makes a trace of an information and disappears in to the waters depths. The only prove about one fall of a drop is a ripple trace on the waters surface or a weight of a drop in waters vacuum.

Furthermore, if we imagine to observe a simultaneous  falling of two drops, it does reminds us on two spots which try to communicate with each other. Two drops are vibrating in one space and time. Their traces x-crosses each others ripples, exactly as human brain vibrates with electromagnetic waves in the space and time. Water could be understood as a »vacuum space« or a »body«. Its liquid space is reflecting each move and sound.

 

 

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My aim  is to present water as a universal matter which can transfer an information, either on its surface or in depths. Water field could present »a knowledge system« or a piece which transforms a typography of human communication into a sound or (and) move. My inspiration and a bibliography would be a physical »knowledge of a ripple«, by J. A. Fleming. (A course of christmas lectures delivered at the royal institution of Great Britain, «Waves and Ripples in the water, air and Aether«, 1902)

 


»The rate at which the centre of this active group of vibrating balls is displaced may be called the velocity of the wave-train. The velocity of the wave is, however, something greater, since the waves are all the time moving through the group. This wave-velocity is numerically estimated by taking the product of the wave-length and frequency of the motion. At this stage it is necessary to explain that waves are not merely a mode of motion ; they are a means of conveying energy. » (J.A. Fleming)

»,..Within this confluence of texts, a dialogue begins to emerge that recounts the ocean as a palimpsest for numerous journeys and experiences, from various cultures, some solitary and others shared,…« (Sam Trubridge, Performance research introduction »On Sea/At Sea«, 2016)


 

My intention is to connect sounds with the keyboards or microphones. The spectator would therefore, try to communicate with other spectators around the »water cube« (about3mx2m size), meanwhile observing its water traces in the pool. Microphones could perhaps directly connect spectators and water, therefore, the sound could reach its echo effect. With a good light design, water reflections could be projected on the walls around.

 

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At the moment I am already testing sound waves above the waters surface, to find possible frequencies of sounds.  Finally, a key question of this research would be to explore the borders of communication and miscommunication.

 

 

 

 

Vains

Prints and Connections of the Earth A pattern of vain is printed in our bodies. It is  a unique connection which we share with all living beings on Earth. Through this pattern, we breath, we live. …

Source: Vains

Vains

Prints and Connections of the Earth


A pattern of vain is printed in our bodies. It is  a unique connection which we share with all living beings on Earth.

Through this pattern, we breath, we live. Blood is circulating through nerves, pumped up with the energy or electricity which gives our body a beat of life. The sky and the Earth are neverendlessly connected with this pattern; from the roots of the plants, to rivers and lightning storms, back to the floor, tree trunks and finally, leafs which collect water and minerals. Also our cities are connected with the same pattern, circulating with the same beat,  electricity and therefore, a life. Vains are a pattern of life.

 


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Vains are represented on a graphical paper, as a »neverending« drawing of a black pen and a pencil. It grows fro the floor, through prints (Vernis-mou technic) of a tree leafs, which are most clearly signed with this unique pattern. Through the sounds of the; electricity, lightening, Nitroglycerin (which is most common ingredient with  oily texture) which flow through our vains, heartbeat and breath, spectator  gets the idea of »a whole picture«; the same pattern can be seen and heared in all living beings, even in the sky. Mentioned sounds are played on the  Mp3 which is  added by a magnet on the drawing (wall), so that spectator can listen sounds as coming directly from the pattern infront. One can feel all connections within himself, through the sound and image.

 

 

We are all connected with one pattern, therefore we are all one.

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Aqua-Hominum, an interactive dance performance, of water and human.

A reserach, based on relations of  specters of water and human corellation. 

A purification ritual, inspired by Native American “Sweat Lodge”, “Chineese lantern night” and  “Dr. Emotos philosophy  Waters memory” .

TO BE A WATER

TO FEEL THE WATER

TO PURIFY

TO VIBRATE IN SPACE AND TIME

Video: Anne Fehres

 

 

“To understand water as a spectrum and a an universal matter.”

Aqua-Hominum

 

AQUA-HOMINUM, an interactive, dance performance about the purification, a ritual and the correlations of water and human.

A final piece has been performed on 11th of June, at Akademie theater at Janskerkhof, Utrecht, Nl.

Our aim, to create a time and space for the inner connection , “a silence moment” and an emotional state of letting it go…was delivered to each participant of the purification ritual.

A ritual has been created by the inspiration of a Native American Sweat Lodge and Chineese “Lantern evening”.

A performance presents water as a spectrum: of emotions, shapes and states, characters and inner spheres. All togehter, it is a ritual, an event to celebrate the grief, and a water which is inside and outside of the human spirit.

Untill we are patiently waiting for a representative video, you can take a look of the latest photographs, taken while the acctual performance.

 

Photographs: Baldwin Henderson

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final piece was performed!

 

On 11th of June, Aqua-Hominum, a dance interactive performance was presented at Akademie theatre of HKU, at Janskekhof, Utrecht.

We are proud and glad to know that our spectators had time and space to feel the water and its purification, calming affect.

There are many new questions on the horizon but  also many of it got its answers.

Water is however, always in the move and it keeps us alive and clean.

Thanks to all who participated in the ritual and in the time and space where water and human became one.

 

p.s.> This is only the first documentation so far! Many pictures and videos are yet to be published!

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Invitation

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You are kindly invited to  finally, participate at water performance or purification ritual.

Aqua-Hominum is an interactive, dance performance, where spectator becomes a participant of a water/ purification ritual, inspired by Native American ritual the “Sweat Lodge.”

 

Take a breath,

than a step into water,

feel the water, be a water,

purify and vibrate

in space and time.

We invite you to visit the performance “Aqua -Hominum” at 11th of June, Akdemie Theatre HKU, Janskerkhof 18, Utrecht.

There will be two performances ; at 18h and 20h.

Because of the  limited places of participants, we are aksing for the confirmation of your presence. Please send your conformation to anjapodreka@yahoo.com!

first try outs

 

At the beginning of the previous week,  I have been given a chance to rehears with my team in the (school)theatre studio at Janskerkhof in Utrecht.

In 3 days of rehearsals and tests we have menaged to finaly merge both of the danicng parts togehter in one piece also develop kind, sensitive invitation inside the pool.

We are on the half way. There are still  many questions to be answered, many tests and rehearsals to be done…slowly but surely we are getting there!

Here is the recording of our first “open public rehearsal.”  14.4. 2016


 

 

 

 


 

In the next week, we will be rehearsing in the real, Groote Zaal! (Big hall) – HKU Utrecht.

New ideas and proposals which are on the list  are :

  • How to make, build, develop a technic of making the ” Womb” / tent ?
  • How to bring more deepness, more ” my reason why” which is also “spectators reason why”( meaning : feeling a lost, letting it go and finaly , make a step forward as purified of pain which caused tears,..Could that be ” my reason why”?)
  • At the end, to develop a performance and self depended installation where water and human come togther as two beings but one matter.

Will be continued…

 

 

water paint-video/ projection/ possible installation

 

 

How to make/ create a ritual?

Ritual : a set of actions in a visible order.

Sequence of activities including gestures, words, objects, dance, music and an image.

Is performed in a sequested splace and time.

“Doing is beliveing”

One of my possible actions of purification ritual is also to project my water-paint videos on the top of the tent-womb.

 

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To emerse my spectators with water /purification I will also use sound and perhaps light design, interaction with the body as a shadow- as in a womb.

Here is one part of possible video, to project it on top or sides of the womb- inside space of the ritual where spectator becomes a participant- by choice.

To make a conclusion, this can become also a self-depended installation of purification.