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Temporal Dislocation: BodyGates through Stars, Water, and Land
Thursday March 20, Monday April 14, and Monday May 5 at Inwood Hill Park
Join in a three part series of stargazing with explorations in movement and chanting in Inwood Hill Park. We will experiment with different approaches to relocating the elemental systems of our bodies in relation those of the stars, water and land. The organic adult human body is 53% water. Some of the atoms in our body are primordial hydrogen and helium with denser elements like iron, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon. These elements that make up and connect our bodies to one another and the land are the same as the elements in the stars. To reconnect to our elemental bodies and open our “BodyGates” we will initiate different creative practices during three specific celestial events.
Series #1: Thursday March 20th 6pm-1am Rare celestial event 163 Erigone Astriod will hide the star Regulus found in the Leo constellation for up to 20 seconds. Erigone’s path/tail will be 45 miles long from NYC to Osweago, NY to Ontario, Canada. We start with a twilight walk that becomes a game of hide and seek using our bodies and inorganic materials. Then we share food and moon pies while stargazing.
Series #2: Monday April 14th 9pm-1am Mars comes within 57.4 million miles to the earth. Mars is usually 92.4 million miles away from the earth. Mars last close visit to Earth occurred in January 2008. Also happening that night is a total lunar eclipse. The last visible total lunar eclipse was 3.5 years ago. We start with a walk about near and far that becomes a design charette using our bodies and organic materials. Then we share food while stargazing.
Series #3: Monday May 5th 9pm-1am Meteor shower Eta Aquarids. The shooting stars are visible due to the dust remaining from Halley’s comet. The average number of stars seen is 10-15 per hour. We start with movement and chanting explorations that allow us to experience us star clusters through vibration and movement. Then we share food while stargazing.