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SOFTSLABS.

GROUNDING 

 

Currently consisting of 5 discrete exercises, smudging series by Ashley Ho explores individual and group approaches to recollection and mark-making using the body. In exercise 3, performers meld the internal and intangible tracing of long-dormant memories with the tactile experience of allowing water to leave. 

 

The participatory aspect finds both performers and participants alike giving themselves to their bodies in a collective act of releasing tension. In hopes of making space for embodied histories to emerge as personal and shared narratives.

Dates:

22 January 2021 – 30 January 2021

Requirements / Restrictions:

NOR

Acts Of Friendship 

Community Garden is a patch of virtual soil for viewer’s plants and subsequently an extension of themselves to meet. It attempts to relate the sense of togetherness and collective action conveyed in real life community gardens, into a virtual experience.

 

A project of simple intentions, it gradually accumulates public plant submissions into a shared web space by urging audiences to stop and smell (in this case, snap a picture of and upload) the roses, or any other plant. Simultaneously encouraging viewers to observe how the process and outcome makes them feel.

 

Utilizing the cut and paste aesthetic of collage and memes, Community Garden incorporates the elements of hypertexts, mass anonymous collaboration and the commons. Hence, leaning away from themes

of exclusivity and singular ownership.

Dates:

23 January 2021

24 January 2021

30 January 2021