GYM OLYMPIA

workshop, bodies, bodybuilding, fitness, online, class, fiction, score narratives, exercise, domestic, politics
So physical - aka Valga
virtual - aka your own territory

Gym Olympia (est. 2020) is a two-headed process-based research and creative project. Our core concept and method is to build a fictional gym. By suggesting this experimental platform we seek to question and reinterpret spatial approaches through the athletic performance of socially conforming andnon-conforming bodies. In practice, gym olympia is a long-term workshop project leaning towards breaking the boundaries of sports and architecture. Instagram: @gym_olympia_health E-mail: gymolympiahealth@gmail.com

GYM OLYMPIA Kyra Lea Michel X Pablo Encinas Alonso “GYM OLYMPIA is your dream and your nightmare. It is blood, sweat andtears/hormones, bodies and power. It is supra-normal, inside-out, rinsed and flushed, relentlessly insinuating itself in the last corners of your thoughts. And it already controls you.” GYM OLYMPIA (est. 2020) is a two-headed process-based research and creative project. Our core concept and method is to build a fictional gym. By suggesting this experimental platform we seek to question and reinterpret spatial approaches through the athletic performance of socially conforming and non-conforming bodies. In practice, gym olympia is a long-term workshop project leaning towards breaking the boundaries of sports and architecture. During the unfolding of the current global health crisis, we are providing a platform for people to share their home workout videos in order to follow daily international restrictions regarding sports. We encourage a debate on the physical confrontation of domestic spaces and their reinterpretation. The operative structure of the fictional gym is pushed in all of its symbolic elements: a community, coach figures, discipline and commitment values, staging and self-recording. All of the widespread components within fitness culture are taken to another level, questioning the boundaries of athletic capacity. GYM OLYMPIA explores different formats such as a podcast, role games, performances, training routines, site-specific installations and architectural drawings. “GYM OLYMPIA is not one specific gym but all of them. It is an intermediate safe space amid the houses of your friends and yours. A projected imaginary architecture beyond you and your isolated home. It is a way to deconstruct your living room and your kitchen by rethinking it as something different.”

timeframe

short fitness classes being taught weekly. the content will be advertised in the previous days.

1st-16th Aug. /RESIDENCY

taking part

DM us instagram: @gym_olympia_health

Send us an email: gymolympiahealth@gmail.com

contact

Pablo ENCINAS, Kyra MICHEL

Questions about EASA 2020: info@easaestonia.ee

Anything you'd like to share? easaweb@gmail.com

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