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24 hours exploring performative potentials of encounters and exchanges between humans and rocks.

Part of EC1 24H, curated by Paola Paleari

April 2018

Photos: Paola Paleari, Johan Rauhe and Pete Lamberto


Heavy Kinship is an ongoing exploration of the co-creative potential of stone and flesh, rock and human. Of the meeting between entities and bodies, both human and other-than-human, of ways of being, notions of time and the act of collaborative creation. The work is inspired by the Japanese concept of MA, object oriented ontology and panpsychism, poetry and various approaches to inter/intra-species kinship.

For EC1 24H Nana Francisca Schottländer worked with a load of rocks and boulders, going through different spatial explorations and meditatively performative interactions and encounters with them. Creating living images using gravity, ropes, human body/ies, mirrors and lights.

Asking visitors to participate in interactions and cross species somatic bonding and also inviting friends and likeminded rock-lovers to take part in installational and performative actions.

The performance started at midnight and evolved throughout the day.

Tentative schedule

00:00-02:00 Polished by Rain. A story for Grain Grain and Grain. A stone-on-top-of-another-stone session as a kinetic way of gazing into eternity. (With Andreas Hald Oxenvad).

02:00-09:00 Video sequence from the project Inseparable Together (created in collaboration with Ellen Birgitte Rasmussen and Alexandra Buhl) will be showing in the dark hours.

9.00:00-9.30 Ignition (by Georg Jagunov) drawing out sparks and initiating the process.

09:30-10:00 Somatic bonding session 1 (a guided meditative bonding between human and rock).

10:00-15:00 Binding time, binding space, binding presence (Spatial installation-making suspending different kinds of ropes, rocks of varying sizes and nationalities and mirrors).

15:00-16:00 Readings for rocks (with Christina Berg Johansen).

16:30-18:30 Donning Rocky (creating and putting on muscles made from rocks).

18:30-19:30 Going shopping for Vodka and honey with muscles.

19:30-20:30 Rock licking (eating honey and drinking vodka off the rocks).

21:00-21:30 Somatic bonding session 2 (a guided meditative bonding between human and rock).

21.30 Ignition 2, drawing out sparks to end the process and pass it on (by Georg Jagunov).


Georg Jagunov

Andreas Hald Oxenvad

Christina Berg Johansen



EC1 24H Copenhagen 2018 is an exhibition project dealing with temporality and presence. It is structured as a series of 22 different shows executed along 22 days - from April 15th to May 6th, 2018 at Lokale in Griffenfeldsgade 27, Copenhagen.

Organized by FSK - Foreningen for Samtidskunst.

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