dwindledscapes_practices of affection

dwindledscapes_practices of affection
Decreasing surfaces,landscapes that change,layers surrender to multiple interventions.What does a body feel while standing on a failing ground?What is its past and future?
Co-existing with landscapes that have been affected by climate change.Listening their sound, sensing their matter, trying to trace their stories.

Mirto Delimichali/Choreographer.Fields:Sensorial and Social choreography, moving in the public space
Research location: Swiss Alpes, swiss glaciers_ Organisation of research´s material: Greece, Athens
Team members
Tasiana Kechrakou
Danae Lytra
Thanos Ragkousis
Field of work
Ecology, Research, Other
Project category
Project submitted

The body and its relation to different environments.Political theories along with architectural principles of metropolis have influenced most of the previous works.The role of the environment affect the bodies and their identities that live move and work within its limits.The body memory and its cognitive and sensorial consiousness are the main fields of this journey.Members of this team are architects, sound designers, light designers and researchers, dancers.

Departing from the relationship between body and space and the multilayered impact that one causes to the other,the project aims to create a choreography of affection that deals with the melting glaciers in the area of swiss alps. Concerns, feelings, thoughts and body sensations that can be experienced in the specific location will create the main core of observations and body narratives that will later be transmitted to the public. Somatic listening and practices of situating our bodies within a landscape will lead to kinetic narratives as a form to transer the current condition and inform the receivers about the sense of this land that is changing. Dance for this landscape and trace the dance from it.
Finding the impulse between the land and the feet
Finding the dance between cognitive, somatic and
sensorial dimension of a landscape and its thread
to our bodies.
Part of the process will be to capture the sound with high quality recording systems with which soundscape can be fully detailed and therefore provide a trustworthy informative source. The sharing of those materials will be a choreographic composition which will be followed by written observations and research references as well as the captured soundscapes.Experiencing the landscape and creating a body narrative that brings the memory of a place into different spaces will be the final outcome. The intention is to observe the sense of this particular landscape where glaciers are melting and to understand its impact to the body, while the aim is to propose a form of a co-existence and interconnection between body and space. Communicating this condition under the notion of information will be the anchor for the research to clarify and to make specific this experience and its trasmission to the public.