SWIMMING IN LOVE

performance, collaborative groupshow

2017

 

SWIMMING IN LOVE was a collaborative group-show and performance which took place in June 2017 in Basel at artachment, a small project-space with a nice outdoor-surrounding next to a small stream. The exhibition had been developed together with the artists, which had been invited by Julia Minnig.

The Name of the Artists are: Daniela Caderas, Inka Ter Har, Sara & Natascha, Aysa Stettler, Stella, Julia Minnig, Lysann König, Anna Aa- ron, Arlène Stebler, Simon Hoffmann, Zoe Hall, Noemi Siegfried

It was a artist-run-spa-ressort, simultaneous with Art Basel. People could come and relax, far away from the art-trouble.
Julia Minnig and me made the concept for the tour threw the exhibition & performances for SWIMMING IN LOVE with the works and ideas the artists brought, for example:

- sara&natascha brought rosewater perfume and drinks

- Julia Minnig made towels with the faces from the artists

- I made the rejuvenation-performance at the end

 

Only one visitor at once could enter the exhibition, wich had several steps, like a ritual. The whole duration was about 20 minutes (+/-) for one person. All the energy and time was concentrated on one person, which was guided threw the different stages in SWIMMING IN LOVE.

 

exhibition-view, artachment, 2018, Fotos: Jan Ehrhardt

 

STAGES IN SWIMMING IN LOVE

 

1. ENTER
being welcomed by one „guide“, taking of shoes, relaxation rose-water drink, entering the space

 

2. WATER
getting washed the hands

 

3. DECIDE
decide on which „patron/artist“ to dry your hands

 

4. ODOR
get the smell of lovely rose-water-perfume

 

5. STATUS QUO
the „oracle of the present love“ lays out your status quo (tarot)
after that your leaving the space and the „guide“ brings you to the
entrance of the rejuvenation-zone

 

6. REJUVENATION
has 3 stages to finish the trip
1. relaxing zone
The visitor had been prepared, by the assistant with breath exercises and fruits and other relaxing and calming things.
2. Entering the temple of the oracle
The oracle feels the hand and it tells the participants their status quo and whats troubling them
3. Rejuvenation
After this process the oracle will lead them to their rejuvenation while
singing „swimming in love“ and also the other assistant of the oracle, next to the place of rejuvenation, is starting singing.
The visitor is taken into the water while the singing continues. At the end of the trip the participant is getting a mark with water and glitter between the eyes.

 

watch the rejuvenation-performance on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/274357183

 

 exhibition-view, stage 2: WATER, Foto: Stella

 exhibition-view, stage 3: DECIDE, Foto: Stella

 exhibition-view, stage 4: ODOR, Foto: Stella

 exhibition-view, stage 5: STATUS QUO, Foto: Stella

exhibition-view, stage 6: REJUVENATION -1. relaxing zone, Foto: STELLA

exhibition-view, stage 6: REJUVENATION -the temple of the oracle, Foto: STELLA

exhibition-view, stage 6: REJUVENATION -the temple of the oracle, Foto: STELLA

Flyer for SWIMMING IN LOVE