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She walks this path every day…

A Covid Lockdown home residency over 6 weeks, by 

 Eeva-Maria Mutka

exploring the interweaving of body and the physical terrain of home.

findings unearthed

inside and out

melding movement, performance and visual art

 A Seeds Dispersed project, funded by Groundwork Pro, Cardiff

Project mentor Mandy Lane.



I created a ring from willow and old log/onion sacks... There's something in this 'net world' about the futility of us longing to feel in control...of our bodies, nature, the world. Related,... I am reminded of Stephanie Skura teaching an improvisation class: "Every moment is both intention and surrender." Interesting to feel this at play in real life, in making performance. "I can tell by the way the trees beat, after so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes that a storm is coming, and I hear the far-off fields say things I can't bear without a friend, I can't love without a sister. The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on across the woods and across time, and the world looks as if it had no age: the landscape, like a line in the psalm book, is seriousness and weight and eternity. What we choose to fight is so tiny! What fights with us is so great. If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm, we would become strong too, and not need names. When we win it's with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. What is extraordinary and eternal does not want to be bent by us. I mean the Angel who appeared to the wrestlers of the Old Testament: when the wrestlers' sinews grew long like metal strings, he felt them under his fingers like chords of deep music. Whoever was beaten by this Angel (who often simply declined the fight) went away proud and strengthened and great from that harsh hand, that kneaded him as if to change his shape. Winning does not tempt that man. This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly greater beings." The Man Watching, by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Robert Bly)
Thank you for support of different kinds to
Groundwork Pro, my project mentor Mandy Lane,
Jo Shapland, Biddy Wells, the Heart Movement
and of course my family here at Penpynfarch.
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