Who knows what an ocean is? Or, for that matter, what counts as valid knowledge of ocean(s)? Apart from more or less objective –and objectifying– definitions, isn’t an ocean a thing that each person would define in a different way? As different human bodies encounter this immense body of water differently and singularly?
Oceanographies is a research project that seeks to access and to collect stories and performances on the relation between the human body and the vast body of water the ocean is. The work focuses on the intertwinement of hands to mud, ears to the breaking of the waves, feet to the feeling of sinking, rather than on the ocean “in itself”, devoid of human presence.
During the performance, the collected ocean conversations and demonstrations are shared with a small public. After 3 presentations of the research project on land, water finally carries the material of the research -and lets it drift.
Performance: Justine Maxelon & Marialena Marouda
Buratinas Captains: Loes Jacobs, An Goovaerts