WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 6:30 PM
We are going to meet a number of people in a room. Some of them we already know and will have greeted on the way in, while others are strangers. Our places have been previously assigned at a safe distance, the distance of fear. Fear is something we will fight against. We will gradually find out about each other, we will take off some of our clothes, jackets, maybe a sweater, and even our shoes. We are not going to lose complete control but it is likely that we won’t be sitting with our arms folded. Maybe we will sweat a bit. People will look at us but we won’t be that well lit and we won’t be in one another’s faces. We will all share the same centre and eventually we will touch each other at the edges to it. We might hear the odd squeak. There will be words but above all else bodies. We will share a present time and that will precisely be the problem to resolve. It will be a here and now. We will never stop being ourselves but at the same time we will be others. Together we will build an experience that will not belong to anybody, an experience without ownership, an anonymous life. This place could be a black tulip or any other thing we can or wish to become.
Black Tulip is a generic pseudonym for a variable number of artists who present experimental works. During the school year they will activate various projects with young people in conjunction with the CA2M education department.
Picture: Sue Ponce.