Nana Francisca I've been here for more than 12 hours now. I've met so many people through the glass - both moving and confusing encounters. It's begun. Now I must see, where the encounters go, where they take me...
Signe I've been thinking about loneliness at Roskilde. I often feel lonely at Roskilde, and the feeling is reinforced by the fact that Roskilde can't contain my loneliness. Because at Roskilde you're supposed to be extremely happy and party-like. Nobody talks about loneliness at Roskilde.
So in this way the loneliness blocks potential new encounters with other people. But yesterday I met you. You sit inside a visible box; I wander around inside an invisible one. Thank you for making yourself available so we can meet each other.
Nana Francisca Sitting here, observing the flocks of people moving across the field. With the first cop of coffee of the day and my body still full of last night's encounters. So many. Overwhelming. I've realized, that one prerequisite for an encounter is, that you can deselect it for a moment...
Nana Francisca "The co-mingling of persons and the temporary interactional enterprises that can arise therefrom..."
(Erving Goffman, 'Interaction Ritual')
Nana Francisca For me to encounter others genuinely, I must be genuine. Right now I am genuinely exhausted...
FreshDude Fresh dude age 22 seeks female acquaintances at Roskilde Festival. Write here if you're interested.
Nana Francisca Trying to allow myself to become more and more myself here. To meet others purely, to create encounters, that move us on both sides. Sometimes I succeed, other times I don't. I would like to understand more about how it works, when it works.
Madeleine Kate We're standing here now.
Nana Francisca Nice to see you all clearly for a moment...
So good to be rid of the noise and the confused attempts at meeting each other through wires, headphones and randomness written on the window. Now we clean the slates. And look.
Maybe all it takes for an encounter to take place is a moment of cutting the crap and sharing a gaze...
Magnus Everyone carries luggage, an encounter requires you to forget that luggage. But only for a moment....
The Abyss I must of course try to remain somehow adjusted, but anxiousness will never be the same again.
Nana Francisca Morning; another day in the glasshouse. Today more guests will come to share the space with me. Thank you for a moving night full of glances, encounters and moments that I carry on with me. This format is both impossible and wonderful.
Nana Francisca "There is something in staying close to men and women and looking on them and in the contact and odour of them that pleases the soul well. All things please the soul, but these please the soul well."
(Walt Whitman, 'Leaves of Grass')
Alexandra Buhl Sitting far away from the noise of Roskilde, behind my screen in the quiet of NÃ¸rrebro. This morning I read, that it's 15 years since I was at the Pearl Jam concert where 9 people died -that's the only time I stayed at Roskilde.
Part of me is happy to have peace and quiet here, and part of me is longing to join the party. It's often like that. I wonder how you are in the glass cage? Is it getting hot? Is it lonely? I hope you take good care of yourself.
Nana Francisca It's warm but good in here. Peacefully present. Allowing myself to dwell on the faces and glances on the other side of the glass. Every time our frequencies meet for a moment I am genuinely delighted.
Nana Francisca The heat is oppressive; I dissolve in gazes and sweat. Keep returning to my starting point to meet one gaze, one human being at a time from there.
Gerd Schottlaender Lying in a hammock surrounded by youngsters, the sun beats down and I'm looking forward to meeting you in your house.
Friend I wasn't going to return to the festival before tomorrow, but I'm coming tonight to see you again.
Nana Francisca "Approved attributes and their relation to face make of every man his own jailer; this is a fundamental social constraint even though each man may like his cell."
(Erving Goffman, 'Interaction Ritual')
Nana Francisca We spend so much effort and life trying to keep up appearances out of fear of losing face. I want to strip bare the face to allow the ever-changing structures of our lives, as they are to show, to affect each other; to meet.
Nana Francisca As I move through these encounters and my own presence here, I am confronted more and more with the necessity of allowing for vulnerability and uncertainty in order to encounter myself and others genuinely, generously, meaningfully.
Nana Francisca Why this fear of losing face, of letting our vulnerability show? It is something we all share.
Nana Francisca Maybe it could be this simple: every person we encounter could be the love of our life for as long as the encounter lasts...
The Dane Agree on the encounter thing, fascinating, when you think of it.