Collapse Yoga amplifies a contradiction that is already in our bodies, minds and cultures. We often embody a yoga attitude of improvement, aiming to correct our bodies and minds, to enhance capacities as flexibility, balance, coordination, elongation, strength…, while we embody collapse elements too: weakness, sadness, illness, hopelessness, renouncement, exhaustion, decrepitude, failure... By overlapping two incompatible comportamental zones, Collapse Yoga can be a more inclusive yoga and a more mindful collapse. Collapse Yoga, unlike other forms of yoga, is not imposing something to bodies and minds, it works with what is already there, with the ready-made situation of people in an art space.
The work is done by visitors and performers in different degrees at different times. The visitors are sometimes present, sometimes absent. The performers are sometimes there, sometimes not.