Exhibition-view, Artachment, Basel, 2017, Photos: Stella
Performance, Collaborative Groupshow
SWIMMING IN LOVE was a collaborative group-show and performance which took place in June 2017 in Basel at artachment, a small artist-runt-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 Aaron, 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.
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.
STAGES IN SWIMMING IN LOVE
being welcomed by one „guide“, taking of shoes, relaxation rose-water drink, entering the space
getting washed the hands
decide on which „patron/artist“ to dry your hands
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
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
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.