26.02.2021 - 52°30'37.8"N 13°22'07.7”E - Berlin (DE)
Initiation Herbs, Knife, Voice
Author and Ceremony by in.finit
Sonic Capturing by Wei Kang Beh & Shun Momose
Third Eye by Christian Thomsen (fjørsk)
Curation by Martyna Poznańska
R&R is a series of public interventions that through performativity and ritualization explores the transformative qualities of resonance and repetition. In the form of a ceremonial happening, a choreography of physical actions conveys the morphogenetic (ꕥ) relations between animate and non-animate agencies, physical and immaterial substrates guiding the transcendental nature of matter and psyche. By working with a site that inhabit specific material and energetic qualities, submerged with the flux of the momentum, transit qualities of the cosmic —(∞)— a stage is created, an exploration of its spirit, yet potentially activated within a complex of spherical intimacies. The idea is that this series contribute to a scale of micro-events happening in and around Berlin, gatherings with a minor group of people in fragmented times, leaving behind a trace of poiesis, uncovered by capturing the situation, as a technocratic relic of the past, summoning a virtual archive, the psychic library of a journey, as well as the site itself, an energetic container, the entropy of archaic knowledge.
The ceremony is divided into a few parts. Firstly, an Initiation takes the role of a cleansing ritual that creates a safe environment in which the ceremony takes place. Secondly, the act of Resonance. In search of positive feedback between site and explorer, a dialogue with the structure emerges in which the application of forces aim to hit the natural frequency on which the site acts. This is a phase in which harmony, the share of energies between the animate and non-animate become examined to potentially open the gate, a portal (⋰⋱) giving access to the exploration of the site’s unknown qualities. Thirdly, Repetition, as a foundation of matter, a feedback mechanism between recomposition and decomposition that physically comes into existence by its destruction, wandering in-between life and death (☯︎︎). Using a pocket knife, a symbol for sacrifice and liberation, resurrecting newborn energetic entropies choreographed into fundamental shapes and structures of Nature; spirals (꩜), waves (~) and infinite (∞) patterns. Its repeating quality, fluctuating, beating, accelerating, delaying—questioning its temporal stabilities, blocking the effusion of time, ready for its death and new beginnings, the paradox of Nature, a fall outside the temporal continuum, the infinite.