A natural space a bit outside the main festival area (preferred the edge of the cliff), its quiet, cozy and gives you the time and moment to calm down, think, feel and integrate your experiences and time to far on the festival.
My intial idea was to create a sort of bus stop hut on top of the edge cliff at the outskirts of the festival area. Its closed on three sides and open towards the ocean. Inside mattresses and pillows and lots of dreamy-white material and fairy-lights. Installed in the seats is a loudspeaker system that makes the seat vibrate. The music played is very ambient, fitting the amazing surroundings of sky, ocean, wind and rock, with a frequency thats calming the nervous system and brings you into a deep relaxation. Additionally i would love to add positive affirmations to the music like things like: Your are loved! Your are ok! Take a deep breath! Your are beautiful etc. Apart from the meditative music experience there will be different kind of journals, paper and pens layed out for people to write or paint down their thought and experiences and read about others. You can also just sit there and enjoy the nature and the healing that comes from sitting and watching the ocean and the sky.
If there are people wanting to colaborate with me i think this dream is possible. Just by my myself i would choose the "downgraded" option. I would build a small yurt like they do for sweatlodges (and it could also be used for a sweatlodge ritual). I would need to cut some young branches from trees that i would collect somewhere within max 10km distance of the festival. Dig them in the ground, bend them and then cover the yurt with blankets and folie. So if the weather is bad and windy, its gonna be covered, if not its possible to open one side to look outside. Fairy-lights inside, music via BoomBox? I dont really know yet about the music, since i wanted the music together with the vibration and if nothing is vibrating then maybe no music is best. Journals, Paper Pens etc. will be there anyways. There will also be some sort of a little altar, incence burning, flowers..... anything that creates a sort of holy, relaxing athmosphere.
And the end of the festival i would love to do some sort of ritual or even art work with all the collected pictures and thoughts, either up there or down in the quarry, maybe burning things, or burnings them and letting the ashes fly away or creating one big painting thats gonna be kept?? I am open to ideas.
I am also open for having few events/ceremonies up there. Possible would be a cacao/tea ceremony (small/max 15 ppl) or singing bowl concert, or sweatlodge.
I know for this year that i dont want to spend so much time building and organising and more time with being, so i guess i will go for the second alternative and i would love to have people on board for the build and the upkeeping of the space :)
Much Love and thank you for your contribution!
My artist name is Bravi, most people know me as Theresa. Last year i have led Schlaraffenland Camp, this year i feel for something small and not as stressful. I have lots of ideas for different spaces i would like to bring to Borderland (as example a Red Tent). The Integration Temple on top of the cliff edge feels like my thing this year.
Helping during the build of the yurt and making the space look beautiful. Contributing paper or beautiful journals. Creating a ritual or cocreated art work with the content of the journals end of the week. Become a helper for potential ceremonies. And if a gard is needed, taking shifts up there.
Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.