I am a star
I am a star: universal landscape detection methodology
1. Dive as low as possible onto the flattest available surface. Try to spread out arms and legs and create a sort of starfish position, resting on the belly.
2. Absorb as many sensations as possible through your skin. Stand up.
3. How does your experience differ between places? What does this let you know about where you are?
‘I am a star’ documents a series of landscape detection experiments. It aims to mimic scientific detection instruments through an intuitive and somatic approach, with the body as instrument.
Detections have been performed on Oland (Sweden) and the Curonian Spit (Lithuania), August 2011, as an offshoot of project research as participants (Mirae Rosner & Jesse Scott) in the m.a.r.i.n. 2011 residency. It is part of an ongoing series of investigations into the relationship between bodies, culture, and nature. It was developed in collaboration with dancer Holly Holt and media artist Jesse Scott.