Credits: Anne Scheidemann
Karen Rémy was born in France in 1984, and she currently lives in Germany. She has been researching and creating since 2004 in the fields of physical theater, site-specific performance, sculpture, Butoh dance, contact improvisation, holistic healing of body, mind and spirit, as well as meditation, consciousness, sensuality, ritual, Eastern and Western metaphysics. All these areas merge in AIM – Arts in Movement. The media used by AIM are site-specific live performances, performance-based video works, and nature-inspired sculptures and stage designs.
SOUL TREE Sculptures
A SOUL TREE grows in a long meditative transformative process. Each wire is twisted hundreds of times until the straight cold metal wires appear as a natural coils of a tree in trunk, branches as well as roots entwining the base stone. This is how a new being is created from the components – a soul tree.
All my life I have had a deep connection to trees & stones. I feel their energy and the incredible slow dance of the seasons that has allowed them to become what they are now.
Trees are silent companions of our souls
The tree exhales the air (O2) you need to live. Your exhalation gives it back what it needs (CO2).
The trees and you are connected since the beginning of your life through the breath.
Stones carry the ancient wisdom of the earth within them….
They store knowledge, send out vibrations. They react on an energetic & chemical level with our body, spirit, subconscious & mind. They also have effects on the entire surrounding.
In my performance, I also work with nature: trees and stones are enormously important to me.
Der Film SOUL TREES – Steady in the Winds of Change
Documentary film of site-specific performance and sculpture on the theme of rootedness.
A touching dance that slows down time and keeps approaching the core from different perspectives:
“How long are two years in the life of a tree? How long do they seem to be for a human being?
Being in nature and with trees was a great support for me in times of pandemic. When the world turned upside down. In those times of change that swept over the world like a storm, how could we stay rooted to ourselves?”
“If a tree encounters an obstacle, it grows to onother free direction. If it falls, it forms new brenches. Its focus is not on the problem, but on the possibility to stay alive. But for that, it needs to be rooted in the earth as well.
What confidence and rootedness can we, as humans, receive from nature contemplation and the primal power of trees?
The period of lockdown has fostered both a connection to the parallel digital world and a return to nature. What strength can a person draw, especially at this time, from stepping away from digital media for a while and encountering the nature?”