Exercises on Dwelling by Oi Mouries at Pedion tou Areos Park

Exercises on Dwelling

Mouries Collective invites you to participatory performances and ponderings on dwelling in the contemporary urban habitat. By bringing together words, temporary structures and movement research we will explore, through collective inhabitation inside the park, issues of comfort, safety, privacy, community, isolation, rest and routine.

Mouries Collective is a fluid group composed by different women at different times. We originally gathered due to our common interests in healing and divination practices. We found motivation and focus through a shared interest in the possibility of communicating with trees and plants. Through our projects we develop methods, thoughts and intuitions for creating connections with all beings who inhabit the land with us.

We want to ignite a liberating space for healing, acknowledge the coexistence of different life experiences and expand our understanding of storytelling. We aim to deepen our perception and explore the terrains between intimacy and public space, with nature as our companion in the city. By learning to hear the hills and listen to the fields, we can all learn to hear each other.

We wish to provide tools that can help us reproduce ourselves collectively and individually while (creatively yet care-fully) exploring affective modes of relating as the basis of a shared practice.

At this moment in time we are Isabel Gutierez Sanchez, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Thalia Dimitropoulou, Maria Juliana Byck, Artemis Papageorgiou, Eliana Otta and Sanem Su Avcı.

Exercises on Dwelling (performance, 45΄)
Idea & Creation: Oi Mouries
Meeting Point: Entrance to the park from Alexandras, Statue of Athina

Part of EIGHT / ΤΟ ΟΧΤΩ, critical institute for arts and politics
HILLS AND FIELDS https://fb.me/e/1JxDDMsLk
11-16 Μay 2022