Currently we are developing the participative project “Tracing the past weaving the future”
Mixing criticality with a shamanism that is emerging anew in our own backyards of western Europe. Designing and guiding queer and contemporary art rituals, performances, experiences, choreographed events, workshops and collective processes. Gradually creating an imagined ethnographic account of a community that does not yet exist. Where the whole is reminiscent of a rhizome with branches in poetry, collage, dance, performance, trance, constellation work, ecofeminism and many other fields of action.
#revivalofinstinct #constellationsofcare #commonvision #maythecareshapepatterns
Tracing the past weaving the future valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding-GelijkDelen 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.
Tracing the past weaving the future, Social Design: Laura Eva Meuris / http://www.lauraevameuris.com
Meeting between visual freak Aitor Biedma and Lilith the spider
Spinning spider can move by altering it’s state, by growing and by decaying, though not by changing it’s position.
#commonvision #plantthinking #subterrainianstripper #egodisruptive
Performance: Laura Eva Meuris with Aitor Biedma
Dramaturgical assistance: Zuzana Zabkova
Sound: Pictureplane, Aitor Biedma, Laura Eva Meuris
Video: Zoilly Productions
@Predikheren stadsbibliotheek Mechelen
Supported by Koen kwanten ( Artenova), Jasmien Ceulemans (Stad Mechelen), The greenhouse Hever
Special thanks to: The New Dionysian Festival, Creepy Teepee Festival, Bianka Fontaine, esha_clothing, Wim Hendrickx, the collaborators, friends and family who co-created, supported and inspired this work.
The New Dionysian Festival
The new dionysian festival – is a holey party that invokes an archaic connection between human consciousness, and nature. It is a time and space for a care-full collective trip.
Dionysus, the queer god of intoxication, invites us then to tap into experience beyond categories, definitions and language. His myth speaks of dis-solving, not solving, and dis-solution, not solution, of the psyche, the soul.
We dive into an ecology of altered states in a place where beings of different kinds, humans, animals, plants and vegetables, urbanist trash and artistic ideas, meet together in one physical container – a gigantic non commercial greenhouse that is a sanctuary of organic relations, elastic time and creativity. Within this protective microclimate, we can start wondering about how to reconnect to the intent of a living world.
Re-calling The New Dionysian Festival
Re- calling the new dionysian festival – we recall and re-invoke this fest of altered states of mind, ecology, art and collective soul making that is The New Dionysian. During this event we shared sounds and images of the past gathering, where we invite the audience to dream with us about creative spirituality. Together we imagine in practice how the unknown, discovery, exploration and archaic knowledge, relate to culture, tradition and ceremony. Tracing the threads of the first New Dionysian, this evening will also be an opportunity to start weaving the future possibilities of a movement that has already begun.
Venue: 16 Feb 2018, Nadine laboratory for contemporary arts, Brussels, be
Laura Eva Meuris
Special thanks to: Helena Dietrich
They say it’s like shaking your wings out of water preparing to fly
Artist in residence at Meet Factory Praag 2. 9.–31. 10. 2019
An open invitation to enter spirit-mind.
#constellationwork #spacialrepresantation #makevisible #it’smagic
Venue: Meet Factory Praag
Guided by: Laura Eva Meuris
Collaboration with constellation and systemic worker: Daniël Valkenaers
Sculptures by: Nik Timkova
Map for reading possible futures, altar, braid, design of objects and wearables: Laura Eva Meuris
With the kind support by Delegation of Flanders in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Sacred Safe(r) space and string telling ritual
Together we build a safe(r) sacred space. Creating the framework for string telling contemporary ritual. As a result of our string telling ritual we have created a meaningful and protective object as the carrier of our fears, stories and intentions.
Design: Laura Eva Meuris
Collective process: Arno Mertens, Maya Aonzia, Lars Hollemeersch, Margot Vanneste, Milan George, Nora Allegaert, Eline Van Deputte,
Outside eye: Van Dessel Marte, Decorte Wouter, Van Gogh Dirk and Sintobin Heleen.
Special thanks to: Joan Somers and Wouter Hellin.
Power games for fun instead of profit
claiming space for non-normative experiences
We offer a guided experience with a score, playcards and bdsm inspired designed tools and wearables for training consent. Consent is defined as the act of willigly and verbale agreeing to engage in specific conduct. We are inviting the participant to question the role of consensual movement and how they can apply what they have experienced during this training to their daily lives.
Design: Lars Hollemeersch, Laura Eva Meuris
Collective process: Nora Allegaert, Lars Hollemeersch, Laura Eva Meuris
Training guided by: Nora Allegaert, Lars Hollemeersch, Laura Eva Meuris
Design wearables: Laura Eva Meuris / https://wordpress.com/block-editor/edit/jetpack-portfolio/lauraevameuris.com/834 inspired by Jay Barry Matthews / http://www.jaybarrymatthews.com
Design tools: Laura Eva Meuris, Pawel Wieslaw Dudus
Pictures: Linda Zhou
Models: Milan George, Nora Allegeart, Harry van noten
Score: inspired by David Blooms workshop sex and space / https://davidbloom.info
Wheel of consent: Dr. Betty Martin / bettymartin.org
Outside eye: Van Dessel Marte, Decorte Wouter, Van Gogh Dirk, Sintobin Heleen.
Special thanks to: movers, Arno Mertens, Maya Aonzia, Lars Hollemeersch, Margo Vanneste, Milan George, Nora Allegaert, Eline Van Deputte, Joan Somers Donnelly and Hellin Wouter.