Seven backward somersaults
Lap around Pedraforca and performative lecture
With and for Aina.
Presented on the 24th April, at Festival Errant 2022, in Fortí de Gósol.
A somersault is a lap made with our own body. The number seven is a magic one related with different religious traditions and their interpretations of the world’s creation. “Seven backward somersaults” began with a solitary walk: the lap around Pedraforca through the path PR-C 127, starting from Gósol, sleeping in Saldes, and getting back to Gósol. During the walk, I wrote this text based on three elements: the experience of walking the path PR-C 127; the influence of Gósol in Picasso’s work, which is said to have brought the artist to develop the technique of the masks; and the knowledges and intuitive interpretations about nature. The text was shared with the public through a performative lecture in which those who had come read aloud with me, representing and embodying the elements of the walk that I had done.
My infinite thanks to: Aina Roca, Jesús Vilamajó, Pol Aregall, Anselm Ros, Sebastià Masramon, Jordi Lafon.