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Inviting people to an open and direct communicational space for self liberation, retrieving togetherness, and collective cultivation of a new spirit of the space along the physical and vocal actions.

Inviting people to a safer place:

Amid the pandemic turmoil on top of the rise of cutting edge technology, our communication is taking distance and fragmented without our physical existence being in the same space- time. This unphysical communication with a flood of information is destabilising the credibility of reality more than ever. By the same token or more, in the context of establishing a new space that is a controversial subject, a certain tangibility will be needed in order to find a respectful communication for further dialogue. We have to have an open, equal, and direct dialogical space; in short, it might be said a safe place where we listen to each others voices. Then, where and what will be the nature of a safe space to communicate with others? How do we use the tangibility to invite people to the safe space? How do we listen to voices that are not loud? How do we blur the boundary between the invited people and host? How will we move together with all of the people?

Collection-ism:

Collecting is one of the current museum’s functions, along with preserving, organizing, researching, and exhibiting the artefacts. That methodology of the collection, coupled with various authorities such as politics, has had a particular influence on the collection itself even if time changes, and has given a specific character with the historical background. The colonial past is a typical example. Collecting is also strongly linked to economic activity because of the principle that collection yields profits. Looking back on the history of economic development, it is clear that the obsessive desire is related to power of collection. In the 21st century, greed and acquisition don’t know how to stop and starting to eat even our standing foundation, the earth. Collection now has a more visible shape as capitalism and intrudes not only into economic, cultural, and political issues but also upon our very environment. Climate change as an apparent phenomenon of human activity is an important and urgent issue pressuring to change the current system globally. How will we be aware of colonization and climate change through the concept of the collection employing our “collectible” bodies?

Ritual:

The ritual then can be a collective act of decolonising our knowledge, our rapports and our movement dynamics. It can re-visit our reference of collective movements, of machinery, of order, while transforming them into an authentic simple mode and pattern where the community participants are equal partners, and equal owners of the space. We can be aiming for a certain togetherness that will be released and nurtured via the physical and vocal actions of the ritual. This togetherness will hopefully leave its traces in the space and in the being of every person who contributed to the ritual. It could be a ritual of self liberation, retrieving togetherness and giving birth to a new spirit of the space. It could be a ritual of exorcism and of giving birth, a ritual of evacuating and bringing life…

Research Questions

Where and what will be the nature of the space to communicate with others?
How do we use the tangibility to invite people to space?
How do we listen to voices that are not loud? How do we blur the boundary between the invited people and the host?
How will we move together with all of the people?
How will we be aware of climate change through the concept of the collection employing our "collectible" bodies?

Nora Amin

Adham El-Said

Michiyasu Furutani