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Cosmic Care

Saturday 13 May, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm & Sunday 14 May, 11am, 2pm, 5pm

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‘40 Small Ceremonies to Repair the World, the Human, and the Bicycle’.

French Moroccan artist Zineb Benzekri presents a work-in-progress action exploring water in self care and curing. An intimate, interactive performance where audiences are invited to participate in acts exploring ceremony and care.

The writing of Cosmic Care took place in care places all over Europe and questions vulnerability, the climate of care and the crucial question of small acts of attention to ourselves. In addition, this series of experiments explores the political, ethical and philosophical dimensions of self care.

In short, cosmic care is an invitation:

To repair the world by taking cold showers, to let one’s opinions soak, to sweat one’s certainties, to scrub the common negatives that stick to dead skin, to purify oneself of one’s good feelings, to let one’s derision infuse, to sweat one’s morals, to let oneself be disoriented by the fog of saunas…

Important information

Age guidance: Recommended ages 13+ accompanied by adult

Duration: 1 hour

Shows are split into:

Male identifying

Female identifying

Open to all

Audiences are invited to wear swimming costumes and participate in body painting if they feel comfortable doing so.

This is a promenade performances, seats will be available for those who are unable to stand for long periods.

Chose the performance you would like to attend


Tickets: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Zineb Benzekri is an Associate artist of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, in the frame of the project (UN)COMMON SPACES, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The Associate artist programme is supported by Artopolis Association (HU), Atelier 231 (FR), Čtyři Dny / Four Days (CZ), FiraTàrrega (ES), Flynn Center (USA), Freedom Festival (UK), La Strada (AT), Lieux publics (FR), Metropolis (DK), Norfolk & Norwich Festival (UK), Oerol Festival (NL), Østfold Internasjonale Teater (NO), Oda Teatri (XK), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE), Scène Nationale De L’Essonne (FR) and a consortium of 4 Italian partners: Zona K, Indisciplinarte, Pergine Festival, Teatro Stabile Di Sardegna.

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