The Potential Space (II)



YEAR: 2017
WHAT: Presentation at Open Studios at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, July 6, 2017 | MEDIUM: a one-day durational performance setting compromised by mixed media, specially invited guests and improvisation with the audience.

The Potential Space is an atmosphere, a setting, a situation of possibilities. I found the expression ”potential space” stated by the paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott. He says: "Playing takes place in the potential space between the baby and the mother­figure....[T]he initiation of playing is associated with the life experience of the baby who has come to trust the mother figure". I use Winnicott's term for a sense of the inviting and safe interpersonal field in which one can be spontaneously playful while at the same time connected to others, and this is what I also claim to do with this model.

In various settings and frame works I invite the audience to take part and become immersed by and interacted with through the space and the ongoing work and/or performances. The idea is to post something that I, nor the spectator, need any explanation or pre­knowledge about, you don’t need to make any judgements of what you experience. You may just left to “be”.



Invited collaborators: Layton Lachman, Bim Edgren Cederqvist, Cred & Quiltland





Layton Lachmann performing during 
The Potential Space II, July 6th 2017




Layton Lachmann performing Body Double, playing the Dough

Åsa performing with Layton Lahmann and Bimsala


Layton Lachmann performing during
The Potential Space II, July 6th 2017












Mark