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Clayos

Earth rituals, playfulness, magic of nature and clay all over

13. - 19. May

Earth rituals, playfulness, magic of nature and clay all over

Here in the womb of the land with all its clay, we will discover ourselves at our most earthy, messy and humble.

The word 'humble' is derived from the Latin ‘humus', meaning ‘ground’. ‘Clown’ is also cognate with ‘clod’, a noun that can describe both a lump of clay and a simple person. Connecting with the mud, this workshop will give time for simplicity and humility. Connecting with how little we know and remaining innocent and playful, we will take time to connect with where we come from and where we will end up. It will be a time to get our hands dirty, to leave aside the perpetual reasonings of the mind in favour of using our hands to make objects and our bodies to sing and move. Here we will dig our bare bodies into the earth itself. We will watch as the shapes of spirits form themselves into masks in our hands. We will ask the landscape make our bodies dance, feeling the clay drying on our skin and transforming us; we will build altars and find magic places in the wilderness to make art for its own sake, with no audience other than the trees, the birds, the mountains, and the sky. Over 7 Days, as the ripe midsummer moon climbs to fullness at the end of June, we will create rituals to honour the earth itself, explore our playful nature, unplug from the wired world and sing, be silent or weave tales, and just be the simple humans we are.

During our process, we will

  • Work every day with the clay naturally occurring on the land
  • Create installations and altars in nature
  • Journey into the wilderness and explore our wild nature
  • Make masks
  • Meditate, stretch and observe a period of silence every day
  • Unplug from the wired world
  • Play and be silly, pray for our clown spirit to inhabit us, perform for each other
  • Dance Butoh
  • Craft rituals, feasts and transformational poetic acts
  • Sing and make music together
  • Sculpt
  • Enjoy the natural spa, indulge in massage
  • Sleep in the wilderness and enjoy accommodation in nature such as treehouses, caravans, caves and domes
  • Cook and eat together

Have a look at this video of last year's "Clayos!": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvevNvdSXs

Daniel Hernandez

Community workshop

While keeping up the community life we step into a guided experience of learning and exploration. Teachings, which might be theoretical or practical, together with other guided activities wrap around our common rhythm as the community. All community tasks are covered together as usual.

13. - 19. May 2019
Mode:
Eros Lab
Languages:
English
Optional: This event is optional for participants of the entire Cycle
Any type of participant is welcome to arrive directly for this event

Contribution

MarblesReduced
our internal currency
Economy level es selected by you
Yearly membership fee
Insurance and administration
Just in case you are not a member already
5 marbles20 €
Basic contribution
Providing the experimental field and living as community. Long term community members might cover this by work exchange.
7 marbles per day168 €
Event fee
Costs to organize this event. Handeled by event organizers or facilitators.
36 marbles144 €
Total
Sum of all contributions
83 marbles332 €