Landing at Future Perfect Land, Monopol: Berlin, Germany 2021
Photos by magmastudio.de
Landing is an ongoing process; we are landing and the land is landing all the time. As a shift away from the territory of nouns into a mode of living in verbs, landing embodies a continual movement.
Landing Sessions explores experiential methodologies for mutual communicative exchange with land. During the sessions, participants are facilitated into perceptive somatic journeys, which track layers of sensations, visualizations, and reflections.
Rather than a territorial notion of land, these sessions approach ‘landing’ as a process, a queer morphology, a verb, a shared field of perception with land through a journeying experience. This is a felt-sense practice in acknowledging land as our primary cultural context, to meet the complexity of presences within this land and the multiple lands within each body.
Landing offers a journeying practice tuned by each individual’s question regarding their own relation to land, bringing these into the place where the practice is held. Participants will be guided to shift their perception by way of a meditative journey almost like a lucid dream.
Landing Sessions seek to tune into an intuitive or felt-knowing beyond human rationality.
Landing Sessions at Omenapuutalo: Helsinki, Finland 2017. Photos by Antti Ahonen.
Landings on Vallisaari Island: Helsinki, Finland 2018. Photos by Teo Ala-Ruona.
Landing at Capitalo, Chthulu, and a Much Hotter Compost Pile at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien: Berlin, Germany 2018. Photos by Shelley Etkin.
Landing has also been the basis to inform projects with youth and led to the development of nesting supported by Theater o.N. Landing Sessions were offered to professionals in the field of performing arts for young audiences in the context of the FRATZ Symposium ‘Race, Class, Gender – Intersectional Perspectives’ Berlin, Germany 2020.
Read ‘Landing at the Intersections‘ a short essay published in the FRATZ Reflections journal.
As part of this publication, multi-media images were created in collaboration with Marina Hulzenga.
Landing has been the grounds for offering group sessions and workshops including at the Body IQ Somatics Festival (Berlin, 2021) and the ‘Down To Earth’ Exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin 2020).