2 May: Gry Worre Hallberg / Sisters Hope
TIME: 2 May 06.00-18.00h
CATEGORY: Performance artist
DOCUMENTATION: See below
I immerse in the emerging solidarity. It is beautiful. The empathetic caretaking of those threatened – Beautiful community. I engage in awe as communal life-giving actions are taken. Can we expand this nurturing solidarity and concern to those further away – To the continuous victims of war, hunger, poverty and climate crisis, who might in addition end up suffering the most from the current situation if we are not conscious about the interconnected totality of this planet?
Can we take this chance to build a new world instead of just repairing the one falling apart? What was before was, and is, a crisis, and isn’t this our chance to move beyond economic rationality into a healthier societal paradigm…?
I fear the fear the most. I fear the fear for interconnections the most. It is this fear that causes nationalism, racism and the desire to return to what was – A world governed by an unhealthy economic paradigm and planetary disaster.
As Naomi Klein reminds us: “If there’s one thing history teaches us, it’s that moments of shock are profoundly volatile: We either lose a whole lot of ground – or we win progressive victories that seemed impossible just a few weeks earlier. This is NO time to lose our nerve.”
On this walk, I will engage in these questions by allowing my body to absorb the world as it is right now, and I will meet performers from Sisters Hope to co-explore with along the way. My online streaming will primarily be during these meetings. Featuring: Her Porcelain Spirit (Christin Johanson), Ekko (Oline Brønd), and The Link (Nana Senderovitz).
DOCUMENTATION 2 MAY
– photos: Diana Lindhardt
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gry Worre Hallberg is co-founder and artistic director of the award winning performance group and movement Sisters Hope and of the architectonic and curatorial experiment Dome of Visions.
Artistic research PhD, University of Copenhagen.
Gry operates at the intersection of performance art, research, activism and future studies continuously executed in 1:1 co-created experiments such as the above. Currently she is working on the project The Sensuous Society: Beyond economic rationality – Suggesting a sensuous mode of being in the world. This work is unfolded in her ongoing research-project (PhD) and her two TEDx talks – respectively Sensuous Society (2013 at TEDxCPH) and Sensuous Learning (2015 at TEDxUppsalaUniversity). Currently writing an artistic research PhD on her practice investigating how the sensuous might support the path towards a more sustainable future. For many years she has aimed at enriching environments with an aesthetic dimension through interventionist, interactive and immersive performance art strategies and has completed several projects, articles and publications on intervening and relational performance art and new societies.
Photo: Diana Lindhardt