Exploring Care in Public Spaces is an artwork by Irene Fernández Arcas for the nGbKB project “Kunst im Untergrund 2022-23”.
It is a creative tool offered as a meditation to connect with ourselves and commence the practice of cultivating an inner space in which we can retreat. The practice of the inner forest. This is only a metaphor for a space of your own. You can call it inner retreat, inner forest, inner room or inner sanctuary.
“Inner Care in Public spaces” was made in collaboration/and only possible with other artists, and work and help of amazing professionals, creatives. This project has many different layers : Billboards in Kotti, a multimedia Meditation to your Inner Forest (audio, video), an Artistic research, conversations.
To embody the research and the digital meditation I invated choreographer Franka Marelene Foth to collaborate in a performance that made physical the concept of care and togetherness. It happened 9.6.2023 in kottbussertor.
MEDITATION INNER FOREST
Text: Irene Fernández Arcas
With help of: Luna Carlos Armengod, Amanda Morelli, Ryan Sweke, Lorena Juan.
Proofread: Harley Aussoleil, Nenna.
Voices and translations:
Nnenna Onuoha @nnennaon
Ana Filipovic @frau_filipovic
Anastasiia Mozghova @nastyamozghova
Markella Ntavou @markella.davu
Ayscha Omar @ayschotthesheriff
Annabelle Kuhm @not_buff_enuff_
Nyambura Murage @nyambu__rain/
Diane Barbé @diane.isadora
Bengisu Berispek @su.privat
Dana Haddad @danamunh
Luna Carlos Armengod @lunacarlosarmengod
Posters artworks & design: Irene Fernández Arcas
Design support: Johanna Dreyer johannadreyer_art , Alina Lehle, wro wrzesińska, Dora Durkesac @doracelll/
Assistance: Pablo Contreras
Some images for the collage: Irene Fernández Arcas, wro wrzesińska (3d artworks), Valentina Karga (sculptures of goddesses)
Irene Fernández Arcas, Franka Marlene Foth, FMKF @frankamarlenefoth @fmkfco
Choreography: Franka Marlene Foth
Sound: Naim @_naim______
Videography: Lea Hopp @leahopp.la & @ Lana Immelman @safari_lani
Sandra Teitge @sandra.Teitge
Marenka Krasomil @a.rtem.ya
Isabelle Meiffert @isabelle_meiffert
Lorena Juan @lopecado
To Luna, Isasi, Nadav & all my community & friends that kept it up with this challenging time!