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About the Grant

$15,000 to support 1/2 Life (MAP 2007), a new work by The Body Cartography Project that investigates intimacy, control, distance and ecological uncertainty from deep in the heart of the nuclear Pacific.

About the Project

1/2 Life investigates intimacy, control, geography and science from deep in the heart of the nuclear Pacific. The cast of the work will include a physicist and performers from Japan (as the survivor two atomic bombs), the United States (the country that developed and dropped the bombs) and New Zealand (a nuclear free country for 20 years). What is the distance between the scholarly pursuit of knowledge and that actual realization of a nuclear bomb? Einstein developed the technology for nuclear war and was also a vehement advocate for peace. What is the distance between those two things? What about the distance between the US and Japan and New Zealand? Was it the physical distance or the cultural distance that allowed the US to drop a nuclear bomb on Japan? What is a ‘safe’ distance? Will NZ be the only country left in the face of a nuclear calamity?

Through embodied practice and cellular awareness we will investigate principles of matter and energy, things that are not visible to the human eye; resonation, radiation and the space in between as generators for movement. Memories are stored in the tissues of the body. Is this our true access to time travel when we access memories through our embodiment?

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