* Situ.action _ soundin + recordings) ) [ site - situation - action ] Situ.action is an artistic and social experiment involving a collective of artists from different disciplines looking to work together to create synergy through their co-operation and maybe even alchemy. Situ.action is a project that responds to specific sites and time according to momentary state-of-mind and without hesitation. Action is taken on the same level as reaction, creating hopefully a growing spiral of mutual respect and understanding between the individuals participating within this situation. Performance aims at erasing barriers between artists and audience; ideally everyone is simply sharing the space and experiencing each other. The language that Situ.action speaks is neither academic nor is it exclusive, it's informed by nature, by machines, by the stream of human consciousness and unconsciousness and by accident. In that sense, Situ.action can contribute to the development of abstract forms of communication and simultaneously enhance our senses and mutual sensitivities. By dispensing with prescribed artistic forms, the group seeks to apprehend the act of communication directly. The ongoing work is the refinement of the response mechanism and development of the abstract vocabulary by which the group hopes to communicate.
the forms and detritus of the past to create new tools and
by Diarmuid Mac Diarmada from notes of SKwi)
I would like the
exchange to a therapeutic alliance. In order for 'real' communication
to occur, both parties need to be open to exchange, open hearts, open
minds. How do you open the hearts and minds of the audience? By being
honest to yourself. By showing something fundamentally human, something
universal that transcends class, race, etc, and reaches beyond our preconceptions.
Need to touch souls. What will this exchange achieve? A growing consciousness,
awareness that we are all connected, a sense of one's humanity, a better
world. Situ-action is short. Art can act as the medium between the two
parties, the container for universal truths stripped of individual traits,
egos and personalities, which can block the process of connecting. Art
has the capacity to touch souls when it contains universal truths about
humankind, when we can see our face reflected in the eyes of the hero,
when we hear our hearts beating in the soft tap of a finger on a drum.
Some more thoughts (fragment from Inner Dialogues of Unspeakable)