This project was made during the 'Performative Spaces'-workshop as part of the Grundlagen-studies at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.
It is based on how I perceive public spaces and how my relations to different spaces are changing with time and experiences.
One of the previous exercises I've made was discovering a part of the city which is completely unknown to me. I drew a map to orient myself and kept walking from a random chosen point to the other while observing the surrounding space with the focus on lights, shapes, smells, other individuals and my own impressions. Finding myself not much later alone in the darkness in this unknown neighborhood with people speaking unknown languages around me put me really out of my comfort zone. I finished this practice with a booklet filled with all my notes, images and drawings about this experience, which stands as another individual work called 'walking series'.
Our last task within this workshop was to do an individual performance in a public space where we feel comfortable and attached. I choose Tempelhofer Feld because of it's large scale and very few amount of people within.
Practicing my daily stretching exercises in this neutral space full of whites and deep silences became finally a very joyful experience. The silence there was something very powerful. It almost felt as it had a very heavy weight on me, as I was deep down in the ocean. Beeing in this space was very calming and unique.
The video shows big contrasts, such as my black clothing compare to the white surrounding, and the mechanical elements such as the numbers on the pixellated screen compare to the organic movements.
single channel video, 00:05:17