ALL I HAVE IS
Listen. Feel the waters. The flow under your feet. Watery landscapes under the cities, under the valleys, under the forests, under the infinite life of chemical pathways and similar biomolecules, under every sign of human work, under ourselves… Those who, beyond our provenance, share this geological era.
What traces do the strangers leave behind? The exiles. The expatriates. The migrants. Those who are forced to abandon their origins. Those who live in liquid realities. Those fleeing ecological, political, economic or war disasters. Those whose presence, in the beginning, was geophysically improbable.
What traces do strangers leave behind? In the prairies, in the mountains, in the waters. What remains of them in the places they pass through until they find a «new settlement»? In the cities, in the squares, in the streets. The beginning of a life is the beginning of a river. A point of origin, development and encounter. A sensitive, powerful and wild place.
How to read their life stories from the river? From the poetic and visible construction of its waters. The river as an escape route. The river as a place of resilience and listening. The things we say to the river do not stagnate: the water pushes them to distant places. And our confessions, desires and stories travel to other people, places, contexts.
What trace do strangers leave in what is called «integration», the civic responsibility with the «new society»? What is left of them in the spaces that are not part of the statistics? Adaptation, migratory mourning, the Ulysses Syndrome, the past… What remains in intimate spaces such as family or friends? How to read the vacuum? How to deal with what dies and what remains alive?
Listen. Here runs the river too. Crossing everything. Dampening everything. Listen. Watery landscapes under the cities, under the valleys, under the forests, under the life of chemical pathways and similar biomolecules… Nothing is silent. Seas sweets running long before the Anthropocene.
ALL I HAVE IS A RIVER is a platform for creation, research and mediation that arises from the desire to reconstruct, through writing and transdisciplinary practices, the Memory of individuals and spaces.
It’s a container of scenarios dedicated to the research and production of other realities based on the life stories of people (of different origins, cultures, idiosyncrasies…) linked to or traversed by migration and/or exile.
The intention is to generate diverse imaginaries that, taking as a starting point intimate landscapes such as family, friends, community, neighborhood, etc., allow to establish links and new present and future relationships with macro-social landscapes such as the city and its surroundings. All this from a material and affective ecology.
Welcome to the waters.