PLEASE BE HERE NOW, DWELLING #3: SECLUSION
The Hermit’s Hut in Søndermarken, Copenhagen, May 2016
3rd part in the on-going live-performance-research project, PLEASE BE HERE NOW, consisting of a series of exposed inhabitations or dwelling-places used as platforms for exploring themes of human existence.
The 3rd dwelling piece was themed ‘seclusion’, inspired by Virginia Wolf's text 'A Room of One’s Own' from 1929, and Heidegger's book 'Poetry, Language, Thought' from 1971 (as well as other literature).
The piece was created upon invitation from Inga Gerne Nielsen as a dialogical counterpoint to her piece ‘Tales in Kildegrotten’. Together the two pieces examined complimentary spaces for contemplation and reflection and for shared, personal stories.
Through her own seclusion in The Hermit’s Hut for 3 consecutive days and nights Nana Francisca Schottländer explored solitude as a basic premise for thought and creation, drawing on literature and dialogues with invited guests.
During her stay she recorded her thoughts in writing, which could be followed real-time on an attached blog.
Read the full text here
Niels Mellergård – HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE HERMITS HUT
Abelone Koppel – SECLUSION AS A BASIC PREMISE FOR CREATION
Dan Stubbergaard – SECLUSION IN A MODERN, URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Sille Nørgaard – SECLUSION IN RELATION TO GENDER
Inga Gerne Nielsen – SECLUSION AND TOGETHERNESS IN PERFORMATIVE SITUATIONS