AKIN performed at Somos arts Berlin
Photography by Olivia Kwok
Performance art, Butoh dance and live music, audio & soundsculpture and cello.
About the performance
Akin refers to the familiarities in our unfamiliarities as a human species.
Akin performance is a artistic collaboration between performance artist Theresa Lekberg,
Butoh dancer Riako Napitupulu and
Sound artist Ariel Orah -Ravenative
and special invitation
musician Samaquias Lorta on cello.
We are alike.
We love, we hurt, we long and we die.
We fear the unfamiliar.
We are so very similar in our unsimilarities.
Meeting the unfamiliar in ourselves the smallest shifts makes us shy away.
Experiencing pain life becomes urgent.
Be it physical, emotional or psychic
the pain becomes unbearable and change inevitable.
Down on our knees
we all turn to prayer.
We come to a stop.
We hold hands.
We are familiar to this, to the unfamiliar.
We are alike in our differences.
We belong in our fear of not belonging.
Fear of the unfamiliar is what separates and unites us.
It shows us our capacity to stay put even if we shiver.
It is the sum of our actions and the weighing of the heart.
Fear looked in the eye tremble,
subsides to a power greater the human mind.
A force to be reckoned with, violent and tender,
lay us down in grace.
I am coming from very very close.