We created a performative beginning of the new semester at Performance Design, Roskilde University.
The ideas were amongst other to enable and unfold an embodied performative understanding of the new subject field of Performance Design to the students, to unfold the land of poetry as a composition of collaboration, to give an image to the inner sensation of the unknown that where present in many of us this day, since that’s one of the many things we can do with performance art – Give our inner life and outer expression – To turn image into flesh. To create a practical and lived point of reference for the rest of the semester start week at Performance Design, to amplify the importance of a seeking mind in terms of learning, to emphasize that a significant event, here-within our studies, unfolds stronger and deeper when we take mutual responsibility for the learning situation. To illustrate that anyone can perform at anytime if the framing and sense of meaning is strong. That the aesthetic experience can be democratized – Some of the performers this day we met for the first time as the day emerged. To explore how spaces, sounds, colors and objects influence our being and being together. How objects can express or perform our inner world. How we can turn spaces upside down, amplify what is already there or transform what is already there. How we can go on a treasure hunt in landscapes formerly known. How we can meet on a new third ground between you and I and us. And much more not yet articulated. With the performative initiation we created a starting point, a point of reference, a question rather than an answer. To be continued…
See students invitation prior to the event: Kære Studerende
See poetic letter and performative guidelines from the student leader: Kære Menneske