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In resolutionary bodies by admin / 31 januari, 2013 / 0 Comments

Skärmavbild 2013-06-13 kl. 19.49.17

The performance resolutionary bodies will be created and performed at WELD in Stockholm in august 2013. The evening includes two situations, one in the foyer and one on stage.

The foyer deals with the idea of an artificial, non-organic nature, that doesn’t decompose or change, that is in constant alteration depending on the audience’s location and movement in space. The aim is to create a symbiosis between what appears to be natural, and what does not. Everything from wallpapers with flowers to a rippling river in mp3-format. The question occurs: how much does nature needs to be natural in order to be nature? Ie. does it need smell? Must the audio coincide with the visuals? This will be proposed as a social situation where the audience interact with the environment and each other by utilizing different elements.

Sebastian Lingserius (choreographer) attended the master program in choreography at DOCH headed by Mårten Spångberg. Sebastian’s latest pieces ”Made As Three” (2012) and “alt.org” (2011) was created in collaboration with MDT, and before that he did pieces such as “Non-Phase” (2011) and ”Third Phase” (2010) in collaboration with Weld. Recently his interest has been drawn to the construction of different body practices and their affectual relation to the observer.

Emin Durak (installation) does design work specialized in interdisciplinary projects. He has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art & Design Studies from Konstfack in Sweden, and Undergraduate degree (BSc) in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University. Besides he also studied System Engineering at the University of the Aegean in Greece. Emin has previously worked as a designer for Mater Design in Copenhagen, Ertsimtech XD Simulations and Emedya interaction design companies in Istanbul, and at Dancin’ Shoes Entertainment in Capo Beach, California. Besides, he has pursued his academic interests as independent researcher during his studies at Konstfack and presented work and papers at several international conferences such as “Fragile” at St. Lucas University in Belgium, “Theatre Space after XXth century” in Serbia, and “Popular Culture & World Politics” in Rovaniemi, Finland. During the research period of his MFA thesis called “Experience of Devotion”, for which he did a research trip to Morocco documenting and investigating a ritual called “Gnawa”, he has been immensely interested in choreography as an impetus to strive value and change, yet he has developed technical skills to co-operatively work with dance as means to provide a meaningful artistic practice. Meanwhile developing an independent research in universal relations of algebraic formulations to infinity of gestural forces; Emin, as a designer, finds extreme ingenuity in craftsmanship as a philosophic form to generate artifacts.

Johan Sundén (Light design) Educated at Stockholm Academy for Dramatic Arts, BoA programme: light design for Performing arts. With a background as technician throughout the field of dance in Sweden, he’s trying to figure out the differences between the genres of performing art, if there are any. As a light designer he has worked with amongst others: Viiala/Fransson, Carl-Johan Karlson and Carl-Olof Berg. A bit of a nerd.

(Choreography: Sebastian Lingserius. Dancers: Allison Ahl and Moa Westerlund. Installation: Emin Durak. Light designer: Johan Sundén.)

the titel…

In resolutionary bodies by admin / 30 januari, 2013 / 0 Comments

a general note on the Revolution to Come.

added with a smile…

In resolutionary bodies by admin / 28 januari, 2013 / 0 Comments

zizek <- a nice start, with intentions of actualization.

rehearsal in May…

In resolutionary bodies by admin / 25 januari, 2013 / 0 Comments

See the first rehearsal of resolutionary bodies in Paris/Micadanse.

Excerpts from: Ecology without Nature

In resolutionary bodies by admin / 10 januari, 2013 / 0 Comments

Excerpts from: Ecology without Nature

The point is to go against the grain of dominant, normative ideas about nature…

Nature wavers in between the divine and the material. Far from being something ”natural” itself, nature hovers over things like a ghost. It slides over the infinite list of things that evoke it. Nature is thus not unlike ”the subject,” a being who searches through the entire universe for its reflection, only to find none. If it is just another word for supreme authority, then why not just call it God? But if this God is nothing outside the material world, then why not just call it matter?

We keep hearing that we can no longer just sit back and be spectators when it comes to the environmental events around us.

Something here:
”To the Reader” is highly literary, going so far as to compare the rolling waves with the turning of a text’s pages. There is no guilt about writing here. Levertov does point beyond the specific event of the words on the page, the voice intoning the words. But somehow ”To the Reader” achieves a sense of the sur­ rounding environment, not by being less artful, but by being more so. This conscious, reflexive, postmodern version is all the more eco­ mimetic for that.
Contemporary art evokes what is often excluded in our view of the picture: its surrounding frame, the space of the gallery itself, the institu­ tion of art altogether. In a very significant way, these experiments are environmental. Only the taste and habits of the academy have pre­ vented us from seeing the connection between this supposedly ”sophis­ ticated” art and the kitsch we know as ”nature writing.”

Kitch vs ecomimetic
avant-garde ecomimesis is cut from the same cloth as the kitsch variety, despite ap­parent differences (the one organicist, the other artificial, the one about being ”home,” the other about being ”away,” and so on). What do we propose?

This is not a world you could live in, but a world you could visit, as a tourist. – interesting in respect of temporality, aso.

Eco­ critique could establish collective forms of identity that included other species and their worlds, real and possible.