Transformational power of shared rituals
(or ‘the choreography of the social body’)
– How can an existing (existente) sense of community / communality be transformed through the introduction of rituals?
What is love?
if it is not attached to:
-a particular body
-a particular sort of behaviour
-law-… structure (like marriage)
HABIT, LAW, EXPECTATIONS, OWNERSHIP, EXCLUSIVITY
if it is:
-an atmosphere / a space / an attitude ?
PROPOSAL CAMILA / PIERRE FOR ELKE
Problematic / General Idea
An common ‘entity’ created by a group transforming a collective concern.
The process of building/constructing as a vector of change.
Concern: How this space could be (re)charged?
From love to care to actualisation
Between concealed and revealed…
(a transformative practice starting with an attention to details and augmenting the depth of field of our gaze in order to discover/construct sites for the actualisation of the Mystery of Love)
Process of the atelier:
Preliminary questions posed to the participants:
“Where do you situate desire/love in this collective space, charged already with traces from past actions, memories?
Where is the remarkable point where you acknowledge the most intense love potential ?
How can you court this ‘object/subject of love’?
develop your own way of courting the “site” individually
Then sharing in order to be contaminated
(contagion by the other’s love)
Then the collective construction of a machine producing desire for the ‘practitioners’.
A ‘tableau vivant’ articulating the different types of courting and the remarkable sites.
The atmospheric landscape of an alternative, communal/collective idea of love.