What happens when you ‘fall out of time’ during an improvisation? Are you still in the improvisation or do you need a real action to step in again? What happens when a real action is offered to you outside the time-frame you have established for the improvisation? Do you stay in it or do you feel tempted to leave it? What makes you leave an improvisation and what makes you stay in it? An important element to add is how the intersections of what can be called as ‘real time’ and ‘improvised time’ overlap and create a new ‘time-frame’ in which apparently everything is possible. But is it so? Is your time the same of mine’s and how can we come together in a shared time? Another aspect to be mentioned is how to create a meaningful time together. Is everything you do in an improvisation meaningful? Or is that what happens outside of it of more importance? With all these questions in mind, I would say that the possibility of ‘falling out of time’ seems to be more evocative and attuned with a performative moment where everything is possible, while facing the impossibility of any improvisation. I would add to that, that it could be also provocative to look around the time that you perceive by trying to step in and out of all those times that you find meaningful and that could be considered as an extended meaning of what an improvisation entails.
Nathalie S. Fari, Gothenburg, 17.05.2019