Body Landscape

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The flickering of ants in the grass
at nightfall reflect
in the stars across the sky.

Calm.
Sleep.
Imprint.

They’re your trees now too.

The weight of it all
an aggressive wringing
dirty water, slowly dribbling out.

Moment.
Penetrate.
Alive.

Yes, you can.

Imprinted charred sticks
a slight burn from the sun
ash, soil, charcoal
and dam water on skin.

Rhythm.
Light.
Dream.

That was for you.

 

 

Body/Landscape was an eight day workshop held in Nobember 2015, facilitated by Frank van de Ven from Bodyweather Amsterdam, based at Gallinula Farm in North West Tasmania. Bodyweather is a comprehensive training and performance practice that explores the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are not conceived as fixed entities, but just like the weather, constantly changing through an infinite and complex system of processes occurring in and outside of these bodies.  Taking Body Weather into the landscape, the aim is to explore and develop consciousness of the body itself being an ever evolving landscape within a greater surrounding landscape. Body Weather was founded by Butoh dancer Min Tanaka in Japan, and introduced in Australia by Tess de Quincey in 1989, see http://www.bodyweather.net

 

Photographs by Georgia Snowball