In this movement based performance Maria Theresa Barbist reflects on memories of her childhood growing up in the Tyrolean Alps. Her feet touching the earth, it's cold as the rain moves along her body and ominous forces push her off balance. She is carefully finding a place to hold. A place to move. Barbist interacts with a self created 'Fallschirm', German for parachute, a symbolic safety measure on dangerous mountain paths. Ascending toward an allusion her body shifts as nature exerts an unease, a tremor. An invitation of tension as her body shifts again. Leaving the walls of the valley behind, she recalls standing on the mountain top: a feeling of freedom.
Photographic documentation by: Zoila Albarinia
Performance sound by: Xiao Wang