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AS PART OF THE SERIES *EXERCISES FOR REVOLUTIONARIES H!E
CURRENTLY OFFERS A VARIETY OF PARTICIPATORY WORKS INVESTIGATING THE POWER OF COLLECTIVES AND THE SENSING BODY AS AN ACTIVIST.
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.
Co-produced with Copenhagen International Theater/ Metropolis.
Co-creating artists :
Emil Sebastian Bøll, Daniel Norback, Boaz Barkan, Jacob Langaa Sennek, Vera Maeder
“A night in the trees” is an extra-ordinary
overnight experience inviting you to spend the
night softly hanging in a hammock between old large trees.
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 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 trees 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
-VISIONING A POST CAPITALIST SOCIETY WHILE WE SLEEP
“The Night -visioning a post capitalist society while we sleep” offers an extraordinary experience, reclaiming the night as a collective magic and transformative space, dedicated to re-doing society and to explore the power of collective sleeping and dreaming.
Yes!... you are invited to be our overnight guests, and to be part of a 14 hours sensorial journey, where each night a group of 30 people surrender themselves to the unknown.
The fragile situation of spending a night together with strangers becomes a catalyst for deeper meetings and exchange.
“The Night -visioning a post capitalist society while we sleep” transforms the daily routines of going to bed, sleeping, dreaming, waking up again into a contemporary ritual dedicated to the first step in any change making: to let go of what we think we know and inhabit the present moment as a liminal space. A futuristic think tank, a meditative haven and a radically different ground from where to think, sense and act from, far away from the daily logic of productivity and effectiveness.
Throughout the night you may surrender yourself entirely to sleeping, or you may choose to be woken up for nocturnal explorations. When morning comes we meet, with the fragility and boundlessness of the night still deposited in our bodies for a conversation where dream logic inspires the collective imagination.
“The night- visioning a post capitalist society while we sleep” was premiered in 2018 in Pamplona and Copenhagen. The work pics up on different strands of post-capitalist thinkers like Charles Eisenstein, Gibson Graham and Otto Scharmer’s lab on transforming capitalism, as references to inspire and build from.
“*Exercises for revolutionaries” is the overall title of hello!earth works investigating the sensing body as an activist.
“Great that Hello!earth can light a small fire in our thoughts – pointing forward. An inspiring example of how the theatres these years increasingly use the force of theatre with a more extrovert, societal aim: to let actors and spectators meet physically in a common space. To use theatre to find out how we can act together in new types of communities is a good, basic-democratic exercise.“ Monna Dithmer, Politiken, DK 2018
Short video of "The Night -visioning a post capitalist society while we sleep” filmed at DNA festival in Pamplona, Spain and at Metropolis in copenhagen (Locations in cph: Copenhagen Contemporary, Refshaleøen and Korsgadehallen, Nørrebro.
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Touring : All year
Duration: 14 h
Age groups: from 15 years
Time for adaptation: 1 days plus scouting visit
Place: Local city hall, theatre, other venue.
Space: Min. 18 X 18 m. / Hight: Min. 5 m.
Overall artistic concept: Vera Maeder & Jacob Langaa-Sennek
Co. creating artists and performers: Emma Cecilia Ajanki, Marga Socias, Vera Maeder, Jacob Langaa-Sennek.
Sound design: Emil Sebastian Bøll / Tech: Jon Gelting / Production assistant: Rikke Baes-Carlsen
Producer: Eduardo Bonito / Research collaborators: Boaz Barkan, Eero Tapio Vuori, Inge Agnete Tarpgaard, Mar Medina Dias, Kai Schoppe, Robert Stejn / Internships: Suvi Leppanen, Kirsten Kaagaard
Supporated by The Danish Arts Council for Performing Arts, Metropolis, DNA Festival Pamplona, Huarte Center for Contemporary Arts / Research supported by Graner Barcelona/Sismograf Festival Olot, Arts Academy Helsinki, Forsøgsstationen Copenhagen, Vestjyllands Højskole, BIRCA residency centre Bornholm