Magic Mandorla at Pilgrim Mors

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Participants on the Pentecost pilgrimage on the North Danish island Mors will experience the Magic Mandorla performance when they reach Årbæk Mølle in the afternoon on Friday, May 25. EVERYONE is welcome to join, you just have to head towards the beach in the end of Årbækmøllevej by Ørding on Mors.

Anja Korsgaard in 2017 co-created the Magic Mandorla performance along with visual artist Andrew Zealey and dancer Rikke Steen Mapstone for the Culture Summit 2017, and it is the same group of performers who will be at it for Pilgrim Mors. Artist Malene Bang Zealey will further participate as a documentarist.

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Anja explains:

“The point of departure is the WW2 bunkers of the West Coast but the energy of the Mandorla remains relevant in relation to the contrasts and conflicts that are part of our time and are constantly messing with our balance and in demand of attention.

Magic Mandorla – Where We Create is a performance, a journey, a dream, a Jungian exploration of the Prima Materia.”

Everyone is welcome, the Magic Mandorla is not exclusive to pilgrims. The time of the arrival of the wanderers to Ørding determines the start time, probably around 16 o’clock. The full pilgrimage with overnight stays is fully booked, but you can still join individual days.

See the program for Pilgrim Mors (in Danish)

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Michael Richardt Petersen in powerful and pittoresque performance for Alert BunkerLove 2013. Photo: Jakob Stig Nielsen

Michael Richardt in powerful and pittoresque performance for Alert BunkerLove 2013. Photo: Jakob Stig Nielsen

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Michael Richardt in a performance of Rule Pink at Alert BunkerLove Festival 2013, with his mother, Malou Abrahamson. Michael covered his mother with freshly whipped cream and invited the audience to read out a recipe and then cover her with fresh cherries. Photo by Chris Brock

Michael Richardt presented part of his RULE PINK performance sequence on the beach for Alert BunkerLove Festival 2013 in Hirtshals. Rule Pink is a series of artworks examining aspects of his relationship with his mother.

“STELLA was my mother’s name when she worked as an society girl in Hamburg and Greece when she was young. Iridescence is a reflection or a refraction on a surface, Colours change with the angle of refraction and can appear in all the colours of the rainbow. The Greek word for rainbow is “iris”. The rainbow is not actually a bow, but a circle, in which only one part is visible from the position of the viewer. My role and mission is, like the rainbow, to enclose and embrace.”

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Michael Richardt  præsenterer et led af sin RULE PINK performance serie på stranden i Hirtshals, en serie kunstværker med udgangspunkt i forholdet til sin mor.

STELLA, var min mors navn, da hun som ung arbejdede som selskabspige i Hamburg og Grækenland.
IRIDESCENCE, er en refleks eller en lysbrydning i en overflade. Farver skifter efter lysbrydningens vinkel og kan forekomme i alle regnbuens farver. Det græske ord for regnbue er iris. Regnbuen er i sandhed ikke en bue, men en cirkel, hvor kun en del af den er synlig, fra beskuerens position. Min rolle og mission er som regnbuen at omslutte og altomfavne.

Michael Richardt Petersen inside the flower bunker A Cottage for Yemanja. Portrayed by Chris Brock

Michael Richardt Petersen inside the flower bunker A Cottage for Yemanja. Portrayed by Chris Brock – See blog

Ud af mødet med Chris Brock til Årvågen BunkerLove i Hirtshals kom en række billeder fra Inge Tranters blomsterbunker, som Michael også bidrog til skabelsen af, og desuden et samarbejde mellem Chris og Michael: Rainbow People, se Chris Brock’s blog. Billedet er siden blevet banner for KulturKANten 2017- 2020.

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