April 6th, 2018 / 3 PM – 9 PM / Excentricités IX Festival, Besançon, France. One-on-one long durational performance in Patio 3 of the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon.
By word of mouth, participants were invited to enter the garden and explore the space with their senses, at their own pace. When they found a place they felt connected to, I would join them on the spot and engage in a massage inspired by Body-Mind Centering techniques. After this journey through touch, participants could choose between a stone and a kaleidoscope —each accompanied by a booklet of written suggestions— to continue navigating the ecology of the garden and, perhaps, altered states of consciousness.
Documentation was carried out throughout the performance with the help of a film camera, and in the absence of participants.
Images: Daniela Pascual.