resolutionary bodies

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 “” (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.),