Embodying Philosophy

The order of the Elefant and Augusta Retreats


Embodying Philosophy

Performance, movement & multimedia Retreat

2st august – 9th august 2019

Catalonia, Spain




How does the post-postmodern being relate to environment, nature and people. What does it mean to be savage vs. being civil? When does the bizarre become usual and vice versa? How are thought and movement programmed and de-programmed?

With the Embodying Philosophy workshop participants are invited to explore issues of the post-post-modern being in relation to the environment, nature and “the other.”

The workshop aims to give the participants the tools to deconstruct the subconscious architecture of marketed ideologies and overcome patterned behaviour that influence our collective and individual actions.

Students will be guided through: methods of dance, movement, therapeutic massage, video, words and sound to uncover information stored in our muscles and programmed in our language. In addition we will be conceptualizing these actions and ideas through small multimedia productions throughout the stay.

Inspirations and techniques are drawn from: Body-SDS, Jung, MK-Ultra, Dada-ism, Walter Benjamin, Christoph Schlingensief and underground culture.


photo by Diana Lindhardt

Actual Figures


Brandon Davis is a multi-instrumentalist and video artist who has over twenty years experience in music and art as a member of several touring bands and art groups.

Marie Mark Andersen is a musician, electronic music producer and writer with a background in theater.

Through their band, Actual Figures, they create thematic performances centered around a DIY philosophy and aesthetic.


Finca Sin Numero


is a unique Art Center and Eco Estate in Northern Catalonia. It is placed in a magnificent olive grove with the Albera-range of the Pyrenee mountains as the back-drop. Here it runs on solar power, collected rainwater and source water.

Work facilities: 250 kvm2 hall + 16 hectars of private land and olive grove

Sleeping facilities: Shared sleeping hall (5 single beds) with 2 toilets, 3 showers and work table.

Other: Shared Kitchen and dining hall.

Food: 3 mainly vegetarian meals served a day. (vegan diet is possible upon request). + snacks in between and the occasional drink.




When: 2.8 – 9.8 2019

Who is it for: Performers, artists, dancers, writers, researchers of all levels.

Spots Available: 5

Working language: english

Registration + questions: theorderoftheelefant@gmail.com

Deadline for registration: 1st June 2019

Price: 450 / per person all included*

* All meals and snacks, wifi, water, electricity, linen, towel, (limited) drinks and transportation between the Finca and Figueres, equipment.