OPENS JULY 30 AND RUNS THROUGT AUGUST
“A night in the trees” is an extra-ordinary
overnight experience inviting you to spend the
night softly hanging in a hammock between the old large beech trees at Liselund garden. A guided do-it-yourself/do-it-together experience inviting you to enter into another biological and geological time.
When nighttime falls, you pick up your overnight kit at the entrance to the garden, and equipped with a comfortable hammock, a small number of items and a set of instructions to carry out your own night time ritual “A night in the trees” begin. You can venture out alone or together in a small group. The only things you have to bring is your sleeping bag and an open mind.
The instructions will take you to a specific tree which will be your companion and source for an immersive journey on becoming part of natural systems. Reframing our humanness while relating to the more than human, the explorations lead you through the night, touching upon notions of collectivity, entanglement and spirit.
The special presence of the old beech trees at Liselund are brought to live and we enter into a felt and sensuous dialogue with their behavioural patterns of forming communities, ways of connecting with their surroundings, their communication systems and collective emergence.
The night is approached as a ritualistic space for surrendering to the unknown. The immensity of the night and the action of sleeping and dreaming underline the intimacy and transformational potential of the journey. Making us receptive for visions for what is to come and we could create- to be taken with us into the day, and shared with others.
Jacob Langaa Sennek and Vera Maeder
Developed in collaboration with biologist Fin Jordao, Center for Alternative Technology Wales and Eero-Tapio Vuori, Reality Research Center (Helsinki, Finland)
Produced by hello!earth and Copenhagen International Theatre
OPENS MAY 18.2021
A NIGHTTIME SLEEP AND ACTION RADIO
Tuesday night sleeping club is a night time sleep and action radio that connects the sleeping city. Making each one of us aware that we’re already connected as a giant sleeping collective!
It invites us to explore our sleeping and dreaming as a space of interconnectedness and intuitive time and invisible political presence. An invitation to connect to the night and sleep as a space of collective creation, sensitive meeting space and time for the basic right to rest for all of us.
To participate you tune into the live streamed radio channel on Tuesdays at 21h -and off you go.
Carried by the tenderness of the night we may embark on discoveries beyond logics of functionality:
What if organic time is resilience, surrender an act of resistance?
You may choose to experience the night time sleep and action radio from home, or venture out into the sleeping city, where alternative forms of assembling are emerging as lively organisms.
Every Tuesday from May 18 to June 22.
Time : 21h til 9h next morning.
Co-produced with Copenhagen International Theater/ Metropolis.
More info soon on this website and https://www.metropolis.dk/metropolis-2021/
Co-creating artists :
Emil Sebastian Bøll, Daniel Norback, Boaz Barkan, Jacob Langaa Sennek, Vera Maeder
THE D.I.Y. MANUAL FOR NIGHTTIME ASSEMBLIES
-ON HOW TO MAKE BIG CHANGES WHILE SLEEPING
“We are always educated by the past. We newer practice the future. The future is not something given, but it depends on our seeds. When cultures and civilisations do dream and desire new futures, envisioning new possibilities, they can build and turn in to reality those possibilities. When this doesn't happen, a culture is in decline.” Lala Deheinzelin, futurist. São Paulo.
The D.I.T. Overnight Manual - on how to make big changes while sleeping (working title) is a co-created do-it-together manual to inspire overnight activities and sleepovers that can envision the futures we want to inhabit.
The manual facilitates a community activity that reclaims the night as a collective magic space. It enables a community to explore the potential of collective sleeping and dreaming as part of a transformative practice, and a process of collective emergence.
The manual is intended to be useful for school-teachers, artist groups, activists, in workplaces or to a group of friends. In essence, to everyone who is dedicated to create futures we want to inhabit, in an increasingly volatile, unpredictable and complex world.
The process towards making of the manual
Due to COVID, we re-designed the making from in person laboratories in different countries into a long-distance process., which will take place remotely. This will take place in different places and contexts simultaneously in October / November 2021.
Intending to give space to diverse voices and co-create the overnight manual by bringing together artists of different backgrounds, activists,thinkers and anyone interested.
And -we hope to gather in person in 2022.
Vera Maeder and Boaz Barkan
mARTadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia
More partners to be announced.