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A 3 day retreat exploring durational actions as a collective, using Buddhist retreat structure, task based actions in natural environments, silence, drone metal, and destroying your personal possessions
This DIY is a space where the power of a group can offer support to spend time exploring simple durational action based tasks that, when alone, may be challenging to fully commit to – mirror work, repetitive actions, sound meditations, nature walks.
Retreatants will be asked to bring two items of sentimental value which they are willing to let go of. In the evening we will destroy these in a symbolic ritual, while listening to drone metal.
There will be vegan meals, periods of silence and time outdoors in day and night. There is no focus on finished performances or product.
This is aimed at artists with any level of interest in time based action tasks, meditation rituals, those seeking time spent together, without talking.
Interest in drone metal not necessary.
Applications require answers to the following questions:
FK will be assessing applications anonymously.
Dates: Thu 10 – Sun 13 Nov
Times: Arrival Thursday afternoon/evening, Friday and Saturday are full retreat days, with departure on Sunday
This DIY is supported by Folkestone Fringe
FK Alexander is a Glasgow-based performance artist whose work is concerned with wound, recovery, aggressive healing, radical wellness and noise. FK's work places the body at the centre of ritualised action in often ridiculous attempts to communicate ideas around new language, new violence, and new love. Their work has been seen at Buzzcut Festival, Spill Festival of Performance, InBetween Time, Arches Live, Behaviour, MPA Berlin, Tempting Failure, SteakhouseLive! and Edinburgh Fringe. They have been supported through ArtsAdmin, Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, LADA, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Summerhall Edinburgh, with mentoring by Lydia Lunch.
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