With a suit as an artifact – a survival capsule and a death-pod, Eli Eli tells a story about the plastic in our oceans and the rising sea levels. How the melting glaciers at the poles affect the islands next to the equator. About how year 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
Obsessively the suit has been glued together piece by piece in an attempt to create a capsule of water that one can be submerge into. Inspired by hydrofeminist theories the suit is leaking and reflects on how we are all entangled and vulnerable to one another. Through sculpture, fountain and video, Eli Eli creates a wet installation in Pannrummet at Konstepidemin.
Eli Eli, is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist navigating through a field of entanglement, connection and un-rootedness. They are working with scores of mapping and listening to the gentle pushes of bodies; bodies as in landscapes, bodies as in matter, bodies as in beings- how one thing is never separate from another.
How we touch, through reading this, how we touch.
Their main focus lies in sharing a practice of listening to the world, of collecting collective knowledge and expanding the art-field beyond the capitalist desires of production.
Their work can be experienced through performances, workshops, writings, films and installations, and they often communicate a sense of tactility, of radical softness and care, of attentiveness- as generosity.