As artists Charlene Galea and Julienne Schembri have been in deep reflection concerning the entanglement within our bodies of binds and freedom, of technology and ecology.
This urged them to experiment with a larger community of people to further understand the Complexity of Our Inner Worlds, from the Perspective of Performance Art. Borrowing Toko-pa Turners’ phrase ‘Remembering ourselves home’, Battikata is research into remembering, re-connecting and unlearning ourselves home. Home is full of memories and energies and is a storage of our stories. These stories are personal but by sharing them within the community they can be a vehicle to nurture better awareness of others and ultimately the environment we all move in, the natural landscapes around us. Through a week of artistic research, Charlene Galea and Julienne Schembri will facilitate workshops to engage with the body as a source of creativity. These workshops will pose the question to Participants; ‘Who are we when no one is looking?’ Our hope is to exchange the gift of taking time to connect with the body in an attempt to unwrite and unlearn the way
relationships with our bodies have been shaped by the society and culture we live in.
The open workshops will invite 10 individuals to investigate the cultural writing placed on the bodies in space. The workshops will engage in multidisciplinary artistic practice that includes: somatic Movement Practice, Voice Practice, Creative Writing, Collage and Photography with the intention to create an open Work – in – Progress Sharing at the end of the Workshop
Charlene Galea and Julienne Schembri