Watering Words

Exchange

November 2023:  residency at Centrum choreografického rozvoje SE.S.TA 💧

The first edition of our Watering Words workshop took place in Portugal during the Land Art Moving Biennial at Agit Lab from September 11th-15th 2023 in Águeda 🌊
 
Endlessly grateful for sharing an inspirational creative week with all participants, ending it with a final performance alongside the river.

Thank you also to photo- and videographer Carole Fievetz for documenting everything.

WORKSHOP IN PORTUGAL

For whom?
Anyone interested in site specific practices, movement, poetry and environmental humanities.
 
When?
The workshop takes place from 11th to 15th September 2023 (Monday-Friday).*
*The workshop is a part of Land Art Moving Biennial with events happening on the weekends 8th-10th and 15th-17th September, therefore participants are welcome to stay in Águeda from 8th to 17th September, if they are willing to.
 
Where?
The workshop takes place in Agit Lab (https://agitlab.wordpress.com) in Águeda, Portugal.
The participants will be accommodated in the Alta Vila.
All participants will have provided 3 meals per day (vegetarian or vegan) from 11th to 15th September.
 
Description
The workshop Watering Words is oriented towards direct exchange with the local environment of Águeda and the local water bodies, such as the Pateira Fermentelos lake and the river Águeda. During the 5 days of common sessions we will undertake various activities:
1) Shared practice on site – structured as a collective exploration of certain areas of Águeda, through which we can evaluate their specific conditions and characteristics, and engage with the site either through physical practice, reading and discussing prepared texts as well as writing or drawing together. In this way we can establish a dialogue between each other and our surroundings and also contribute to the poetic mapping of the territory.
2) Shared practice in the studio – after the direct exchange with the natural environment, we will come back to the studio to develop the materials that originated from the site specific sessions in the landscape.
3) Installation of collective artworks – implemented with the materials collected / created during the workshop. These artworks can take the form of written poems, drawings, natural objects found on site, sound recordings, etc.
4) Final site-specific performance – set in the landscape, the informal performance will be a way to share the outcomes of our process with the audience. The final presentation of the workshop will be included in the Land Art Moving Biennial program.

Further details and inscription form can be found >here.

Watering Words Project 2021-2024