As per our Pozible campaign, this page is our public acknowledgement of those who have helped us along the way to make the production of Deliverance possible. It is not all of you: there are more who have contributed anonymously, the intangible support of friends and family, and, of course, the innumerable visitor-participants during the ten days.
We hope to have a proper website soon, and this page will transfer to that, and it will look much nicer, but in the meantime…
Deliverance is a project that doesn’t work without other people. Most recently we three had the very humbling experience of being able to take Deliverance to Berlin only because of the support of many, many other people: friends, family and strangers.
(Many of you have your own interesting projects, and might like to share a link alongside your name. Get in touch with us via Facebook if that is the case!)
Thank you very much:
spending lots of time with deliverance
inspired me to a project of my own:
i was riding my bike this morning, and when i passed their area, i decided
to stop and share some of the bananas i had just bought. it was sunny, so i
had a seat, some coffee and a chat with them. in the short time i spent
there, i witnessed four people who donated food, water, and coffee. it got
me thinking about people’s generosity, and why it rarely extends to the
people in need that we see (almost) every day. i kept thinking about it,
and by the time i was having lunch, the project was born: *for one month,
i’m going to give everyone i meet that is asking for money, one euro or buy
their street magazine.*
read more about it on my blog:
Sitting in the rubble, surrounded by the numerous contributions from
the people of Berlin - food, pyjamas, buckets and soap, day and night
cream, a barbecue, a design-classic radio, far too much tobacco and on
Saturday night a big bottle of expensive tequila - feeling healthy,
ruddy, well-fed and perpetually fatigued, today, on day eight, we have
been given a 2001 Macbook, rescued from a bin by one of the many
hundreds of visitors: Deliverance has been visited by the Information
Facebook loads notification counts but no details and no news feed,
Gmail loads ‘classic inbox’ and Firefox asks if we’d like to upgrade -
if we can upgrade - to a faster version. This is our transmission, to
Tumblr, and then through to Facebook. Greetings from Penny, Kat and
Will! After two more nights we return to the world.
Tschüssykovski (sic) xxxx
I’m happy to have met you last night
It’s almost tomorrow. In my head I can plan only until the first moment. I see the three of us, naked and quivering with excitement and fear and anticipation, and we are walking through Kursthalle, past people (in my head there are only maybe ten or so) and into our space of rubble and debris and weeds and cement and dirt. Our hands are covering our breasts and genitalia, and we look out at those who have come to watch.
That’s as far as I can possibly get. Everything after that moment is unknown. Terrifying. Exhilarating. Boring. An anti-climax. All and nothing.
It’s been, as was true of Brisbane and Adelaide, an intense and rocky road to this Deliverance here in Berlin.
Weeks had passed since the three of us had last been in each other’s company, and so the first days were spent readjusting. This was tricky and emotional and honest. We ‘missed’ each other a lot – we weren’t on the same page often and would become frustrated or resentful of another. Slowly cracks began to emerge, until they became so wide that we had to work out a way to close them, or fall in.
I am so proud of the three of us. I could not do this work with anyone but Kat and Will. We are three people with incredibly different personalities, traits, desires, insecurities, vanities, egos and ideals. And yet we are three people. Just three people. (n- 1). Three people who are capable of love, goodness, forgiveness, understanding, bravery, honesty and kindness. By focusing on these latter qualities we have been able to let the others drop away. Kat and Will both operate differently to me. Because they are different to me. Why must this be something for me to fear or resent? Surely I love them because they are different to me and bring me new ways of thinking and looking at the world. Surely this is one of the greatest gifts Deliverance has given me: differences are to be celebrated. One human is completely different and totally the same as the next.
Tomorrow is out of my control. That is the basic starting point of Deliverance: that whatever happens after we step into the space is unknown. I can sleep peacefully tonight, however, knowing that the preparation we have put into Kat-Will-Penny has been deep and rewarding: by being vulnerable with each other we are now as prepared as we can be to be vulnerable with others.
There are many things I am looking forward to developing this Deliverance: new ways of using the space/ living structures/ creative practices/ focus and attentiveness to everyone and everything that comes into the space. I know there will be things that will throw me completely – moments that upset me or challenge my strength and ability to act with honesty and integrity. But that’s part of it. That’s Deliverance. That’s we demanded of ourselves originally and are now putting that request to other people. Deliverance came from an argument to inspired, challenged, energized and humbled.
I can’t wait to begin …