This workshop sees the further evolution of the concept of the radio performance MANIFESTATION OF AN ELF CYBORG ALIEN. Participants are blindfolded and lead by Mataya through a 45 minute music piece. In an evolving progression, they are enticed to use their body to express themselves, while visualizing the world around them based on what they hear.
Stage 1: Sitting on the ground, observing inner bodily workings.
Stage 2: Mataya takes each person one after the other by their hands and lifts them up.
Stage 3: Deep breathing exercise.
Stage 4: Participants are employed to find a humming sound that comforts them. Individual modifications are encouraged, like changing the sound or the singing of melodies, all while slowly walking around the space.
Stage 5: Stamping their feet to the kickdrum and clapping their hands to the clap or snare.
Stage 6: Freeform dancing (“raving”).
Stage 7: Singing or speaking the mantra “she comes to me / the world I seek / she’s all in me / the world I seek”.
SOUND+BODY IN THE DARK
sound and body workshop
as part of “Queer Body Senses Workshops”
organised by Blue Star Project Space Berlin
on March 19, 2022