The work I'm Here by Yasmeen Godder was presented at the festival Potsdamer Tanztage in August. She invites people to perform a personal, physical ritual in the privacy of their home or in a protected room of a dance studio and to create a body print with colour on fabric. The idea for this work was born during the time of the first Corona-Lock Down in Tel Aviv. From October interested people can participate in the project again. For the choreographer it was a reaction to the disappearance of the body in public and the need to reconnect with it, to feel its materiality and at the same time acknowledge its fragility and vulnerability. With consent, the body prints of all will be collected and exhibited at the fabrik in January 2021.
״When the emblem of the body is hung high in the street, it’s alive, and it roars. Suddenly new bodily possibilities open up, through its most private image, to be, even if only temporarily, where it doesn’t belong. Wherever the physical body is limited and confound, be it due to the current situation (COVID-19), social constructs (the nudity) or the power of physics (air versus ground), the body’s simulacra, its shadow, its representation – can continue roaming the earth, making up for what we lack.״ Dar moussafir