A seven day submersion ritual in three parts.
- … Our seasick limbs stumbles into a last waltz, overboard, under the surface, there the submersion begins …
A backdrop displaying the maritime signal flag DV (”I’m Drifting”) hangs from the ceiling.
The publication The Submersion is presented on a draped table next to the backdrop. The publication consists of texts written by all participating artists in the "Mare Liberum project" printed on weatherproof map-paper.
On the opening of the exhibition, GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ performed a folding-ritual of the DV- I’m Drifting flag. The flag was folded into a triangular shape similar to the navy’s flag folding ceremony on the last day of retreat. The folding was repeated over and over again as a durational performance.
On the third day of the exhibition, a quartet performed The Submersion Waltz composed by GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ.
The musicians repeated the composition for five hours.
2015 Research Week Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Excerpts from performance. 8:42 min