Marielle gonier performing Land
"Performing Land" by Marielle Gonier was created in collaboration with Rupert Murray during her stay with us at Montemero Art Residency. "Nature offers us vast and unique areas. Unlike performing on stage, nature is not about an imposed decor, but a suggested place with a real living soul and it breaths. Several axes of reading are possible there. You would have to learn to sharpen your gaze to perceive them distinctly. ” The approach of the Performing Land is to show how the performer can be mentally and physically nourished, influenced by the energy of the land, while going through the processes of exploration and experimentation. In those steps of being, the human body is considered as a material that is derived from nature, as an organic matter, also as a visual material which is capable of giving shapes and volumes an aesthetic representation.