day 1 at K3 – Kampnagel, Hamburg. some of the work in the studio includes, brief, time limited writing streams. I want to include some of these as a documentation of and distinct aspect of the research.
first improvisation score: arriving/landing/leaving/departing
writing streams that came directly after the improvisation, without any discussion first.
Thomas: “no coming, no going. no after, no before. I hold you close to me, I release you to be so free, because I am in you and you are in me” Thich Nhat Hanh
being has to be in there somewhere. is leaving and arriving a state of non-being?
arriving is a process of tuning in order to be present. departing is the start of transformation – a transition, a melting of being. warping into in between or the start of new ness.
arriving is arriving – a process of locating and pinpointing – landing on the earth in the fullness of stillness or start of this and that, here and there. the materialisation of all my cells knowing, in a process of learning what this and now is. teleportation into new space of this and here. each particle arrives and manifests in existence and reality. like a growing population of miniature stars inhabiting a void to create existence and consciousness.”
Charlotte: “so I realised that in setting a score that demanded constant pre-occupation with arriving/landing/leaving/departing, being still for any lengthy period of time was hard to reconcile. unless I sliced time differently and accepted that I was landed, arrived – the language choices I had made created a dilemma about stopping. I also came to realise in real time, real me (rather than thinking me) that leaving is also the starting of arriving. perhaps the only differentiation is in the thought – a pre-occupation with leaving Where I had been or an interest in arriving somewhere new. And landing has a different quality from arriving – a different sort of pressure. Is departing more abrupt than leaving? And how to attend to the duet? this seemed mostly too complex to deal with – already too much information.”