DEAR CACTUS –
a participatory performance touching the bond between person and object
A guided, yet intuitive exercise that opens up an awareness to the relationships we constantly build with our surroundings and personal objects.
Starting with disconnection, the participants are asked to separate from all their distracting objects. An equipment kit provides the tools required for this (almost scientific) expedition. Guided by the instructions of a handbook, each participant individually goes through a process that leads to a situation of connection with the environment. Afterwards, while sharing an herbal water, the group can exchange their thoughts and observations.
I developed this Performance in May 2016 within the interdisciplinary research group of the project ‘Objections‘ (an investigation focused on objects, knowledge and gesture at the Fundación Antoni Tápies, Barcelona). The aim was to create a experienceable artistic session to accompany the intellectual debate on the attachment to objects on a tangible level.
Find your cactus
Be with your cactus
Drink and read