Amphibious Trilogies

Contested Borderscapes

From: Contested Borderscapes
To: Amanda Jane Steggell
Subject: Abstract received
4 April 2017, 10.57

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Text: All think twice. It’s just another day for you and me in paradise.
Affiliation and Keywords: Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Samos Volunteers Group. Arts-based perceptions and communications.
Track 5: Representations and communication

Abstract: All think twice. It’s just another day for you and me in paradise. Do islands offer a feeling of isolation or of freedom? Who and what gets attracted to-, or left out of a pond? What is the hope, happiness and trauma of the pond and sea?

This contribution concerns arts-based perceptions of littoral zones of conflict. It draws on mixed creative methodologies from choreography and performance in particular with inclusions of design fictioining and sociology, as we ‘do things’ together with refugees living in one of five refugee shelters on Samos, namely The Paradise Hotel. The contribution will take the shape of a performance lecture that will convey through ‘movements’ between three interlocking thematics, ‘Island’ and ‘Pond’ and the ’Passage’ between the two. We are currently experiencing how these thematics come into play as returning participants of the Samos Volunteer Group. What has changed since we have been here last, and how do we adapt to the momentary now?


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