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THE HERE AND NOW – SEEDING, SKETCHING AND UNFOLDING

My name is Eduardo Abrantes, I am an artistic researcher with a hybrid practice, sometimes I use the name pairsofthree when working mostly with and within sound. This text, however, is not about me as myself but about the early stages of development of the circumstantial entity known as The Here And Now. The Here And Now was born under the influence of my own expectations and someone else’s voice…

THE PLAYMATE

I am The Playmate. I am a kind of clown. The kind that want to remind us of the child within. The clown is stumbling, maybe falling – but always rising again. Wanting to create space for Serious Play, celebrating curiosity, all feelings allowed. In the playground I want to create, there is no place for competition. It is a space, a laboratory, where questions with no answers are encouraged….

RITUALS

We long for   A moment when our contours are dissolved and becomes part of everything and everyone Body more than mind A place to feel togetherness A place without mingling, without conversation, without prestige A church without religion A pause filled with all hours we lived through, where time doesn’t exist Simplicity Repetition To acknowledge the magic in our actual reality To explore together, expand our boundaries, open and…

SILVA SAVAGE AT SISTERS ACADEMY BOARDING SCHOOL

Meet Silva, a poetic animal in excess, a savage-in-the making. In her suitcase she brings the feet and feathers of a butchered rooster. Around her wrist a bracelet hangs: spiky black plastic picked up on a North Sea beach, a polymere token transported via currents and drifts from fellow birds nesting in the Great Pacific Plastic Gyre. What will she do for you, this Silva, this medium of the wild? Silva is…

THE FIRE UNFOLD THE CONCEPT

I am quietly starting to prepare for my stay as a Visiting Artist at The Boarding School; which, however I can see now, could also be as a Visiting Teacher or a Visiting Researcher. I would like to make space for a laboratory, where the participants can explore the many ways into knowledge. So my question as a Researcher could be: what will happen, if we consider knowledge and learning as an initiating process, where…

CREATING ENTYMOLOGY /VISITING ARTIST ICM

The mix up of entomology and etymology has followed me. It all started with a member of the Cantharidae family gazing through the camera lens, followed up by a dried out cicada falling down from a tree as I cried. I felt I needed to realize something: For a long time I had thought that the humanistic science fields were the only true ones, as they derive from human experiences,…

@ Visitings Blog you will soon find…

… post from the Visiting Teachers, Researchers and Artists beginning with Sisters Academy #2 Nuuk, Greenland and Sisters Academy #3 Malmö, Sweden.

THE UNTAMED

In my classes I want to explore subjects that I never had in school. Subject I was missing with out knowing it – before I meet my Sister. She ask me: “If you where to decide which classes would you have had in your school time?” I brought the question with me and wandered. For a long time I ask myself that question. What did I miss in my school…

THE CONNECTOR AND HER THOUGHTS

Some words about The Connector… Already as a two year old child she would draw lines on the floor, connecting the different objects in the room, with four she loved binding things together with thread. Later on, she started making connections between apparently disconnected words, triggering new associations and discovering the power of creativity as a source to understand the world in other ways. When she was old enough, she…

THE CONJURESS – INITIAL THOUGHTS

The Conjuress appears and disappears like clouds forming, shifting and vanishing in the sky. Classes will be conducted with those who are in the right place when the time is right. Classes will involve sleeping, waking and breathing with space, becoming an extension of a place, an object, a moment, a touch. Finding the innate potential of that, which is already there and bringing new meaning to it. Sleepwalking, drifting,…