The Wheel, The Vessel and The Landing
This is a project intending to explore renewable languages,
centered around body and place.
In this project I want explore the physical landscape of Iceland
at a residency called Nes based in Skagastrond, looking into the
geographical language and the way Icelandic communities have
engaged in a sustainable lifestyle through geothermal energy.
This project is a wide series of films involving performance
intended to explore the universal language of sign and dance, both
of which engage in a dialogue with our worldly climate change. If
aspects of healing the body are held within movement, how can this
conversation start with healing the earth?
Working with the small community of Skagastrond and wider
Icelandic communities. I would like to work with local musicians
and dancers, and I hope to find the few people that speak sign. I'm
interested in exploring their processes for grief, opinions on
global warming and what they believe renewable language is to
I need $6000 to make this dream project come to life. I have
managed to save up the first little chunk and am asking for your
help to get me to Iceland to start the life of this film and that I
can bring back to NZ for you all to feast your eyes on.
Im asking for $4500 this will cover residency fees, flights, food
and material costs while there!
With your contributions you would be birthing life into a vision
Auckland based performance artist and film-maker, Robyn Jordaan,
works with dance and film to offer up a visceral array of concept
exploration, including body somatics and absurdist theatre. Jordaan
is driven by contemporary literature; creating comedic-horror type
unstructured narratives, contrasting starkly with our current
regime - a technocratic society where human nature seamlessly
follows a prescribed outline. Looking at themes around climate,
grief, universal language, Jordaan's performances are temporal but