“In the outskirts of The Borderlands - where dream and reality meets, and where dream and nightmare meets. Lies an ancient mystical shrine. A place where those who enter will undergo a ritual of being covered in a strange ooze. It is THE SLIMEPIT!"
The Slimepit - A Mutant Transformation Station...
“In the outskirts of The Borderlands - where dream and reality meets, and where dream and nightmare meets. Lies an ancient mystical shrine. Guarded by two mystical creatures - The Ancient WereBeaver and The Sacred Jackalope. It is a place where those who enter will undergo a ritual of being covered in the mystical esoteric slime (pronounced: sschhlime!).
This shrine is known as Mádjêeb Phaleëk - it is THE SLIMEPIT!”
What in the...?
The Slimepit is a place where you first of all will get stripped down to your underwear. Then placed into the pit or alter of slime and covered with ooze. It is a play with the gross and nasty. The dirty and gooey. An experience of being covered in slime, mud and such filthy fun!
The Slimepit will be a small physical building. An altar of slime. Where you can step into a tub and be slimed by two slime monsters in horrible costumes. Pouring buckets of slime over your body. Getting you all dirty and slimy.
When this bizarre yet funny ritual is over it will be possible to have a wash. Or even be washed. And cleaned.
Cleansed through slime. Cleaned with water. Simple as that. Down to basics of dirty play.
Why the f….?
We want to make an installation that is about the basics of play. In this case - Getting dirty and muddy and laughing out loud. Very simple. But yet it will be ritualised in a way so that it can be used in a spiritual way. A reason to let yourself out of your mind and into your body. To set yourself free. Once you can get down and slimy - you will be ready to embrace your very playful self.
See you - IN THE SLIIIIIIIMEPIT!!!!
Kim Herlig Holm
Setup the first day. Hopefully it will only take a days time to put up. And a day to take down.
We will have a plan for getting rid of the slime during the Bordeland week. The slime itself will be biodegradable, and easily desolved in water.
Anyone can join. We could need a building hand or two. And also to carry stuff of the physical installation.
Performers who want to be dressed up as slimemonsters and do the slime ritual is also spoken for!
Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.