Lucid Sleep

Venue The Adil Shah Palace

Curated by HH Art Spaces, Goa

The engagement of the Live Artist is aesthetic but also shamanic, one could say; to achieve a state of transcendence through transformation. To witness ones own metamorphosis, within a performance, is the work of the live-artist crafting Time, Space and Body.

The title recalls Abbe Ferria, whose statue stands outside the Adil Shah Palace, who is a key figure in the understanding of Goa’s identity – as a hub for the practitioners of the healing arts, shamans and yogis. Abbe Ferria (b. 1756, Candolim, Bardez, Goa), was the first to carry out a large work on the scientific study of hypnosis, “Of the Cause of Lucid Sleep or Study of the Nature of Man” (De La Cause du Sommeil Lucide Ou Étude de la Nature de l’Homme).

The artists presenting the performances in this series were invited for a period one-month to be artists-in-residence at the HH Art Spaces. We are an artist-run residency space founded in 2013, as a space focused on live-art practice. The performances are un-choreographed, unique pieces composed live, in-situ by each artist. The residues of the performances will remain on-display as installations after the closing of the festival.

The Artists are: Bhisaji Gadekar, Jeetin Rangher, Lisa Stertz, Murari Jha, Uriel Barthélémi, Virginia Zanetti and Yasmin Jahan Nupur

For all printed lanyards at the festival, image credits: Lisa Stertz

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