Paula Almiron

Always coming hole

Always coming hole is a choreographic reading space. It travels between the virtual and the real spheres through the practices of writing, reading, and imagining. The project is part of a research around the interconnectedness of a group of bodies of water located in South America. It’s mostly a political exercise in taking a space as a point of departure, an act of listening to its movements and forces. For Batard’s presentation the work zooms in on Lake Poopo, a disappearing lake in Bolivia. As such, it starts with an end, and with the following question: if the lake would be a fictional character in a novel, how would its next life be?

“Bodies need water, but water also needs a body. Water is always sometime, someplace, somewhere. Even in our aqueous connections, bodies and their others/worlds are still differentiated. The question, then, of ‘what is’ is never sufficient. How is it? Where is it? When is it?. (…) If we are all bodies of water, then we are differentiated not so much by the ‘what’ as by the ‘how’”.

Astrida Neimanis

 

Two bodies on stage will follow a guided choreography. They have spent some time together creating ways to choreograph each other. Hopefully, they will be bodies of water being conducted, molded, re-shaped. Perhaps, once the “what” is released, we can make space for other “how’s”.

Credits

Direction: Paula Almiron
Creation and performance: Ines Marita Schärer & Paula Almiron
Stage Design: Eliane Bertschi
Voices: Ines Marita, Schärer, Paula Pacheco, Alan Calle, Saul Apaza.
Video editing: Eliane Bertschi
In conversation with Simon Asencio, Eliane Bertschi, Sabine Cmelniski, Wouter De Raeve, Fabrizia Fluhler, Caroline Godard, Lili M. Rampre, and Louise Vanneste.
With the support of La Bellone Maison de Spectacle, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Louise Vanneste Rising Horses, Villa Empain (Fondation Boghossian), Batard Festival – workspacebrussels – Pianofabriek.

Biography

Paula Almiron is a choreographer and performance artist from Argentina, based in Brussels. She works with text and choreography around the literary genre eco-fiction.
www.paula-almiron.com