Spiders are remarkable beings. Humans tend to barely notice them. These 8-legged creatures often wake up our fear, disgust, and fascination, intertwining. But do we really pay attention to their lives? Do we notice them climbing the walls, spinning their webs, dancing, swimming, changing skin, and even growing back lost limbs? How are little spiders born? What’s their favourite food? Why is their blood blue or green? Who was living on Earth earlier, a spider or a dinosaur? Is spider an insect? Why are spiders a vital part of our ecosystem? Why are spiders part of mythology and legends of so many cultures and civilizations? Do spiders dream?

In this project a group of children accompanied by a team of artists from a variety of expressive media backgrounds (music, theatre, visual arts, aesthetic research) will pay attention to the world of spiders from a human perspective, and then, flipping the roles, we will look at the world of humans from a perspective of a spider. The relationship between weaving and storytelling is as old as time. During this project with a help of several threads we will bind together spoken and visual storytelling, movement and stillness, sound and taste, observation and imagination. We will weave a new story of relationships between humans and spiders. Let the tale begin…

 
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Image by Tomás Saraceno

Image by Tomás Saraceno

Image by Louise Bourgeois

Image by Louise Bourgeois

Image by Adriana Villagran

Image by Adriana Villagran


Cover image: Work by Tomás Saraceno at Venice Biennale 2019, photo by Foresta Collective