The Silent Zone-where words are left behind and humans seek to bond in other ways by more attentive means. The Silent Zone is a circle where activities related to meaningful and present mind-sets exist; Yoga, Body Scrubs and Dinner Talks - all in silence.
The Silent Zone is a circle in which activities related to silence and meaningful and present mind-sets exist. The inspiration is a deaf galactic world, where creatures have found other ways of communication and inspiring each other. This practice the Silenciers seek to share with the members of Borderland.
This year at Borderland there will be 3 activities in the Silent Zone (not on the same day):
I. Silent Yoga
II. Silent Scrub
III. Silent Dinner.
The events are interlinked and so is the budget. We have more or less attempted to separate the expenditures, however, the decoration for The Silent Zone and the circle itself is used for all 3 events. The transport is also covering the 3 events.
What: By sunrise we all meet at the top of the hill on a flat surface and perform Silent Yoga in The Silent Zone, where words are left out and our bodies do the talking instead.
What: During the daytime we all meet down by the beach and enter The Silent Zone, where we are granted with first a biodegradable salt body scrub, followed by a trip to the cleansing waters and then a sugar biodegradable body scrub following by a dip in the waters. One is welcome to scrub him or herself or accept the scrubbing of a stranger as a new way of talking without words.
What: In the afternoon we meet in The Silent Zone for an interesting experience to have a conversation over a light dinner without the use of words. A design game is created to facilitate some of the harder questions in life and will help us explore our minds and open up to a stranger. Potentially all sound is blocked out by the use of hearing protection. Lastly, the members are asked an inclusive question that calls for action throughout the rest of Borderland.
We, Helene Kold Andersen and Ulla Rebbe Jerslund, (team: The Galactic Silenciers) wish to participate at this year’s Borderland 2018 with The Silent Zone – a zone, where words are left behind and we as humans seek to bond in other ways by other more attentive means.
the three events can in total reach between 60 and 140 participants and they can reach more people as secondary viewers and experiencers of the experiments.
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