Humans have an infinite imagination about the species of the universe and the universe itself. Would they express their thoughts and feelings the way humans do? Questions like these are becoming more and more interesting. “Kin Feasting” looks at these questions from different angles.
Humans are becoming more and more robotic with the development of the technology of this world and forgetting to sense or feel things around them, living like empty souls inside of their shells. Capitalism plays a very important role in our concept, humans work all day long to produce things and they use the money that they earn from working to buy things produced by themselves.
We intended to create a feast, which can somehow be assumed as a one-day festival that showcases some symbolic phenomenons together with the movement change of the alienated humans. Some lucky alienated humans have a special opportunity to experience themselves with rich emotions and feelings as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago on that feast.
Starting with they ingest a red pill, which can be regarded as a bottom to trigger the start of this story, and the red moon starts to rise up. Continuing with this, they start to have stronger senses not only on gustation, vision, tactics, but also their mental aspects such as emotions, affection of family, friends, lovers. As it starts, they want to experience more and to build deeper connections by eating food crazily, eye contact, touching, kissing each other and so on. As the red moon goes higher, the delicate relationship between them is becoming stronger, closer and deeper.
Until the red moon reaches the peak point, which is also the same time that those humans fulfil their souls and spirits contentedly. After that they start to calm themselves down, lying on the floor and falling into sleep. When the next day comes, they return to what they were at the beginning, alienated and robotic humans, the memories of the feast are forgotten as they should be.
Group members: Tanja Kapoglou, Tanya Varreri, Lulu | Gan Lu
Published: 10. / 11.12.2021
Location: One Minute Space (Athens, Greece)
Programme: Transcultural Collaboration