Whitechapel Bell foundry 
curated by VAC 
photo by Hydar Dewachi, Robin Peller 
costumes by Demos


by Tariq Heijboer

The participants use certain techniques and practices in conditions of silence and a semi-sleeping state to recreate experiences from their own past. Then all psychological and mental constructions are deleted from the occurring memory, which may be from any time in the past, so that only the memory of the body remains. Parallel work is carried out with a text, creating a complex desynchronization within the body/mind dichotomy. 
A timeline is set independently for each physical action, based on the insertion/occurrence of the
situation. An additional task from the Book of Five Rings is imposed upon each physical action. This book is taken as the basis, since it includes a necessary measure of abstraction in any of its recommendations regarding hypothetical combat. The way of the Samurai is the original way of somebody who is prepared for death at any moment.  (RU)