Watering Words

An exchange platform
initiated by Joanna Gruntkowska, Kristina Feldhammer and Małgorzata Suś


Watering Words is an experiment in the form of a long-term poetic conversation flowing through different bodies of water.

Our process has been strongly influenced by the thought of Astrida Neimanis and the perspective of hydro feminism – we’re working with watery imaginaries and a variety of bodies of water, treating ourselves as aquatic beings.  In our research we also refer to different somatic methods that allow us to explore how body fluids interact with watery-essence of other-than-human partners.

The space between our selves and our others is at once as distant as the primeval sea, yet also closer than our own skin—the traces of those same oceanic beginnings still cycling through us, pausing as this bodily thing we call “mine.”

Astrida Neimanis

Watering Words. Encounters

After over 30 weeks of an intimate exchange of poems, audiovisual works and physical tasks, we decided to open the process for a wider audience, and propose a common practice of water-nourished movement. 

Each session consists of two parts: 1) physical practice guided alternately by Joanna, Kristina and Małgorzata, 2) discussion / feedback related to the movement experience, in the context of hydrofeminism. 

If you want to join, please send an email to wateringwords@gmail.com and you will receive a link to a Zoom meeting. The sessions happen weekly, on Thursdays at 17:00 (CET). Don’t worry if you cannot be present every week – each session is an independent practice. 

The participation in the project is free of charge. The duration of each session is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

SEE MORE: Watering Words Portfolio

Graphic by Kristina Feldhammer

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