La Noche de Santuario
Ritual & Performance by Irene Fernández Arcas Videography by Max Firchau
This ritual was a collective experience to explore our inner force/fire and burning fears— based on the Spanish celebration of summer solstice.
The happening was about domestic rituals, celebration and identity. It happened in full moon summer solstice, and was done in context of the Stand.by exhibition of Irene at The Institute For Endotic Research in Berlin, 20 Juni 2020
La Noche de Santuario had four actions
1. Touching through glass - quarantine safe flirting. Connecting & communicating with telepathy.
2. Drawings at the inner temple— one drawing as the inner fear and one for the inner fire (one’s own force or strength). Saying goodbye to the fear and leaving space for empowering energies in the body.
3. Collective silent walk to the secret garden. Giving up fears. Shaking and letting go. Guided breathing, mental journey to the inner forest. Gentle touch of the inner temple.
4. Offerings. Exchange. Lighting fire. Collective burning of each other fears. Jumping the Fire. Strength and gift exchange. The ritual was performed 4 times that evening, for following safety health regulations. Thanks to everyone who participated for the magic experience Jenya, Mikel, Laura, Judy, Lorena, Sandra, Gilly, Georgie, Ma, Alline, Caecilia, Lorezo, Ben & everyone else