Marlaina Buch's Response to Land Won
Peter Morin let us know straight off that we had work to do. We knew he was going to do something, perform something, transform something. We didn’t know exactly how this would take place. Peter would guide the actions and respond to the changing dynamic of each one: reading himself, the moment, the past, everyone there and everyone missing. There was no audience in this search; rather, Peter would invite us to help or to complete the work. There were many witnesses and participants, an activated audience that did not simply look on. By involving viewers in this way—asking us to pin braided hair onto a button blanket, to connect sticks together to try to call Joseph Beuys or to place objects in a protected space, for example—Peter enabled us to take part. Through the process of working, we were connected with each other and the project of healing.