The purpose of this performance was to generate a situation of ritual encounter where the importance of doing poetic and community, daily and spontaneous, was put into focus. For that, I invite those present to enter a space. There I choose four points in the environment and with my hand I make a gesture of protection in each one of them.
From a bag I take an aguayo and place it in the center of those four points. There I place water, a bowl with rice, yellow feathers and five candles that I light.
I begin to sahumar the space with mugwort as I summon it.
I arrange a bunch of bananas on the altar. While I distribute and eat them, I begin to ask those present about community doing, about poetic doing and about the power of the encounter in a ritual activation. The conversation turns into a round holding hands and singing a spontaneous sonorous poetry.
A ritual where the forces of the four cardinal points are summoned so that doing is poetic, daily and collective.
Umbral espacio de arte, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.