Pamina de Coulon (CH)
FIRE OF EMOTIONS: PALM PARK RUINS
- G Hearing loops
- E Partially-sighted spectators welcome
After a journey through the cosmos (GENESIS) and deep dive into the ocean (THE ABYSS), Pamina de Coulon’s new spoken essay returns to earth, specifically to the garden. Still as voluble, unfurling her thoughts in a protean and horizontal manner, in PALM PARK RUINS the artist looks at how we can regain control over our means of subsistence, and more globally over the urgencies or desires that shape the way we inhabit our lives. Radically and without nostalgia, she offers up a thought process on the environment that is freed from romanticism and fed with non-guilt inducing ecology, all while grappling with the MEGA-MACHINE and the GRRRREAT MIXTURE. Oh and there are snakes too, and slugs.
Pamina de Coulon (1987) is a Swiss performer who practices transdisciplinary research which she then transforms into performance and spoken essays, more rarely into installations. She rst developed her practice in the ART ACTION department at the Geneva University of Art and Design (2007-2010). It is then in L’L – Brussels (place of research and support for young creation) where she is a resident from 2011 to 2015, that she continues her creations: Si j’apprends à pêcher, je mangerai toute ma vie and then the beginning of the FIRE OF EMOTIONS saga which continues to this day and whose rst two parts GENESIS (2014) and THE ABYSS (2017) are still running. At the same time, Pamina de Coulon followed a master’s degree in cultural management at the ULB (2011-2014) where she conducted research on alternative cultural organization practices. Her interest in collaborative approaches and the development of a sustainable experimental artistic eld has made her co-artistic director of the BÂTARD festival in Brussels from 2013 to 2016, alongside Dries Douibi and Michiel Vandevelde. Back in Switzerland in 2017, Pamina imported her practice and her company: GOOD AMBIANCE through which she put into practice her ideas in terms of work organization.