Time Lab facilitates a range of encounters to share the ground of knowledge we’ve been exploring, as well as to stimulate its further development.
Our research, performances, workshops are vital spaces of investigation offer people from a range of disciplines opportunities to meet, discuss, reflect, and recalibrate; to explore alternative forms, rhythms, and strategies of sharing a space; and to cultivate an enhanced palette of tools, practices, and understandings with which to more fully embrace.
What does slowness mean to you? What is it? What place does it have in your life?
“The threat today is not passivity, but pseudo-activity, the urge to ‘be active’, to ‘participate’, to mask the Nothingness of what goes on. People intervene all the time, ‘do something’, while academics participate in meaningless ‘debates’, and so on, and the truly difficult thing is to step back, to withdraw from all this. Those in power often prefer even a ‘critical’ participation, an exchange of whatever kind, to silence –just in order to engage us in a ‘dialogue’, to make sure our ominous passivity is broken”. From Zizek’s Trouble in Paradise, pg 174-175
At its core, our slowness research values embodied expression, circular (non-hierarchical) learning, and the generative process. We start by paying deep attention to different forms of being in space and in front of people towards a practice that honors body knowledge, durational experience, and what it holds within it.
We examine physical parameters of body quality, through exercises, scores, modes of conversational methodologies, and reflective writing while practicing our sensory awareness and presence.
We play with Radical Passivity and how different volumes of temperature, gaze, tactility, reductiveness, and shifting of weight affect our experience. We walk, we meditate, we stand still; we perform for others. The fundamental aim is to always strive for a situation of meaningfulness and presence, from there to investigate the relational body and its potentiality to be together, to share/host a space and time with others, in each moment. The idea behind this nomadic project is to have time and exposure to different perspectives and cultural influences. To shift between different formats of exploration and play. From open discussions to physical practices, from the studio to the public sphere, from working as a group to my own individual work in space.