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Slow Down

Marianna De Sanctis (IT) & Perrine Budan (FR)
A physical and social reflection on the damage lack of time can do on ecology.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Slow down is a part of the European Hand to hand circus and residency project and was developed in an immersion residency in the salt marshes of Solana Ston, Croatia. Hosted by ROOM 100, Croatia.

A circus-like and sensitive performance about this hyperactivity of life: one must always be productive and in the shortest possible time. Cooking fast, eating fast, finishing homework fast.

And all this to try then to have more time.

But, in the end, the time you have left is simply a big mass of stress, trying to regain your strength.

Time is linked to ecology and consequently to economics. And vice versa. If things were done more slowly, we would consume less, produce less garbage, use slower transport, change our impact and take care of the things around us instead of consuming them to the bone.

A starting point is the Croatian salt marshes, taking inspiration from the workers, the labor force, produced with their bodies, from their position and dialogue within all these elements that are larger than us and out of human control (the wind, the tides, the moon) and from the relationship between this economical sector and its environment: the ocean

INFO

Duration: 25 min.

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A physical and social reflection on the damage lack of time can do on ecology.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Slow down is a part of the European Hand to hand circus and residency project and was developed in an immersion residency in the salt marshes of Solana Ston, Croatia. Hosted by ROOM 100, Croatia.

A circus-like and sensitive performance about this hyperactivity of life: one must always be productive and in the shortest possible time. Cooking fast, eating fast, finishing homework fast.

And all this to try then to have more time.

But, in the end, the time you have left is simply a big mass of stress, trying to regain your strength.

Time is linked to ecology and consequently to economics. And vice versa. If things were done more slowly, we would consume less, produce less garbage, use slower transport, change our impact and take care of the things around us instead of consuming them to the bone.

A starting point is the Croatian salt marshes, taking inspiration from the workers, the labor force, produced with their bodies, from their position and dialogue within all these elements that are larger than us and out of human control (the wind, the tides, the moon) and from the relationship between this economical sector and its environment: the ocean

INFO

Duration: 25 min.

TICKET PERFORMANCE

Click the TICKET icon to the right: next to TIME + LOCATION or buy a festival-wristband and get free tickets to all ticket-performances. There are different categories of wristbands – for families or individuals. READ MORE and buy PASSAGE FESTIVAL WRISTBAND HERE

HAND TO HAND (2023-2025)

Hand to Hand is a European contemporary circus exploration in public space to collectively question the notion of social ecology.

The project is led by Le Palc, national circus centre in France, in partnership with Bússola in Portugal, Helsingør Teater in Denmark and Room 100 in Croatia.

For two and a half years, the project aims to explore the issue of sustainability through learning and experiential spaces of research for circus artists, especially emerging artists in their artistic practice in public space, to develop new capacities of initiating a transition, transforming artistic and methodological practices in public space for sustainability.

Mentors, researchers, private firms, cultural and creative industries actors, are involved in the whole process.

8 selected artists have followed a journey of four exploration times in the four countries and collaborated through immersion residencies with private firms such as Joseph Perrier, champagne house; Fila Arches, paper mill of art paper in France ; Ston Salt marshes in Croatia ; a maritime workshop for the renovation of wooden boats, Educations for boatbuilding and sailmaking and a professional fisherman in Denmark ; Codfish Harbor and the codfish packaging of Ílhavo, distant water fishing in Portugal.

During the four partners festivals, the artists will share their artistic prototypes with festival with audiences, as a work in progress collecting their experience from one activity sector in one country.

HAND TO HAND is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

READ MORE ABOUT HAND TO HAND

PARTNERS

Le Palc, National Circus Centre (FR), leads the project in partnership with ROOM 100 (HR), Bússola (PT), Helsingør Teater (DK) 

ASSOCIATED PARTNERS

ARTCENA (FR) + Circostrada (EU) + CNAC (FR) + Institut Francais (FR) + Furies Festival (FR) + Municipality of Ilhavo (PT) + LEME festival (PT) 

LOCAL PARTNERS

Joseph Perrier (FR); Papeterie Arches SAS (FR); Institut Georges Chappaz (FR);  Solana Ston (HR); The Faculty of Science in Split -the Environmental Physics Department (HR); Hal 16 Maritime Workshop Association (DK); U/NORD boatbuilding & sailmaking educations (DK); Commercial gentle fisher Søren Jacobsen (DK); Øresundsakvariet- Maritime research institute (DK); Codfish Harbor of Ílhavo (PT); CIEmar- Centro de Investigação e Empreendedorismo do Mar (PT)