Ways We Care
with Gesa Piper
a body of many bodies,
a stream of many streams,
a moment that opens to many,
a not-knowing, a surrender, a drop or many,
a drift, a float, journeys,
a rhizome, a matrix
of memories through time unmeasured ...
A three-headed monster
- the many faces of care -
turn to ask the moon:
is land body?
i land with this body, bodyland now here with you
island body of water belonging to this memory matrix
memory of the sea ice, memory in the water of where it fell from the sky,
memory in my body rolling over you slowly remembering together,
membrane of hard ice meeting skulls like precarious pals,
karaoke of intestines to the symphony of you melting
a moment between the birdsong and the body
do you see her dance you?
Images by Georgie Goater from Pro Artibus Residency, Tammisaari, 2021
A collaboration and shared artistic hersory that has spanned over multiple solstices, Ways We Care came to be shared as a performance event on the Summer Solstice of 2022, June 21st on Mustikkamaa, Helsinki between Piper and Goater with invited audience.
The work is an inquiry into the embodied relationship with place, cycles and memory. Audience were invited to immerse, witness and participate or just be with in coexistence with the place and performance.
The 'memoryum' - a memory matrix practice invited the final participation and conclusion to the piece.
Event Invitation: Ways We Care
Supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland