25 May: Elise Bjerkelund Reine
I will go through a 12-hour emotional journey – a self-invented pilgrimage.
I have asked around and have philosophized about the different states that I myself and others have gone through during this very special time. I will share reflections, and I will use my physical expression to go through the spectrum of 12 feelings.
As you can see, I somehow hope to end the journey ‘at peace’. Just exactly what that means, I hope to find out during this 12-hour walk through the emotional spectrum of covid-19.
I will walk alone. I start on Refshaleøen, go out to Amager, through Amager Strandpark, the airport, Dragør, Søvang, and I will follow the coastline as far as I make it to somewhere on southwestern Amager.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a contemporary circus artist – specialized in contortion and trapeze. I am educated at AFUK in Copenhagen and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Chalons-en-Champagne. After graduating in 2013, I worked for various companies across Europe, including Burnt Out Punks (SE), Cie Psydonymo (FR), Side Kunst Circ (IT) and David Bobee (FR). I myself have started the companies Tanter (DK), Norwegian Ninjas (NO) and Phobetor (FR).
In all of these projects I have been involved in both developing performance material and touring. Now the international traveling lifestyle is paused, so I plan this local hike.
Photo: Evy Wurm