Teoma Naccarato

Francisca Morand

To idle in stillness and silence sounds like an invitation to a situation both predictable and pleasant.
And yet!
It was unexpected … and pleasant.
Captivating and calming.
At one point I sneezed.
And before I knew it you were gone. I checked the time because I thought there was no way 10 minutes had passed, but indeed, we had idled for precisely 10 minutes.

Jessy Tuddenham

Of course the moment I joined the room, I had a reflexive reaction of saying hi, but immediately realized the intent of the project. At first I felt a bit uneasy in that it seemed a bit voyeuristic, and that I was projecting my gaze onto you. I thought that perhaps this was required in that you were doing the same. But the longer we stared at each other, the more I felt an objectifying effect taking place. I realized by doing this I was seeing less, and unable to read you or connect with you. So, I closed my eyes, to see if I could better understand and connect with your presence on screen. It’s been a very long time since I’ve meditated, and the process was profoundly enlightening. The longer I meditated with my eyes closed, the clearer my mind became. All those thoughts or assumptions buzzing inside my head receded. I began to reconnect to my chakras, and the sense of the gravity that bound my body below me, and the connection I had with the space above me and finally the virtual space we were sharing. I did open my eyes several times, and focused onto the wall in front of me, outside our virtual space but always aware of it, which in turn  gave me a sense of the space I occupied in my apartment and space outside on the streets.When I opened my eyes for the last times, you had disconnected which was somewhat disconcerting. I had expected you to just leave the space and the camera would still be on. Overall the experience was quite existential.

John Naccarato

Lin Westmoreland

IDLE / a series of 1-1 encounters online in silence and stillness

August 22, 23, 24 | 19:00 – 23:00 CEST
Open to everyone | Free of charge
Reserve a 10min slot now!

Just arrive, and stay, letting moments pass between us, listening to our silence,
sensing without seeing, sharing without speaking, holding space for each other, virtually.

Afterwards, you will be invited to share a ‘trace’ of our encounter – in words, text, image, sound, voice, video, etc. – to be folded into ongoing performances as part of the Im/mediations project.

Use the link below to reserve a 10-min time slot, and you will be sent a confirmation email with a personal link just for you. You will need a device with video and internet connection.

June 1, 2021

Choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum begin an artistic research residency at Lake Studios Berlin, for the ongoing development of the Im/mediations project between June and December 2021!

Check out the Lake Studios Berlin Resident Artist Process blog, and upcoming events and opportunities: https://www.lakestudiosberlin.com

May 1, 2021

Teoma Naccarato is awarded a grant for the Im/mediations Project!

Choreographer Teoma Naccarato has been awarded a grant to realise the Im/mediations project. The grant is from the National Performance Network: Stepping Out, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.