Meeting the Odyssey is a social and artistic collaborative project sailing from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea. Each summer from 2014 to 2016, artists and organizers from different European countries travel together, giving workshops and performing theatre pieces. The project combine elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population.
Performing the role of Penelope in the Berlin iteration, I share the following speech during one-on-one encounters on a boat sailing the Spree:
This is your time with me.
I know you can never come back –
But I will be here waiting for you.
Where have you gone?
Where are you going?
What are you waiting for?
How long have you waited?
What brings you to this place after so long?
Do you remember me?
When you remember me, know this –
Everything I make, I unmake for you.
Everything I unmake, I remake for you.
This was your time with me.