“I think that you are a very interesting person. So I decided to use the chance to get to know you but there is simply not enough time to convince you of anything. With this in mind – consider that there is nothing between us but a fleeting bundle of perceptions. All we can do is stare until the only question that remains is, which side of the mirror are you on?” Choreographer Margret Sara Gudjonsdottir and dancer Johanna Chemnitz accompanied by music made by Peter Rehberg and text composed from internet spam by Gordon Spragg, confront the idea of the Self. To tear down the fabric of what separates the subject from the gaze.
- About Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir
Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir studied at the dance department of the Art Academies in Arnhem and Amsterdam, and graduated in 2002. Margrét Sara co-founded the performance production company Panic Productions in Iceland in 2004 along side Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir. Since then she has created three performances and two performance installations for gallery spaces, in addition to two collaborative works with invited artists under the name of Panic Productions. She lives and works in Berlin. Margret Sara has worked as a performer and collaborated with amongst others: Gisele Viènne and Dennis Cooper, Erna Ómarsdóttir and Jóhann Jóhannsson, Constanza Macras/Dorky Park, Esther Salamon, Jan Fabre, Jared Gradinger, Anne Tismer and Rahel Salvoldelli/Gutes Tun.
- About Johanna Chemnitz
Johanna Chemnitz studied Modern and Contemporary Dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Danceacademy Arnhem (NL) 2000-2004. She created her own works such as the piece Festland together with Palina Krause, which won the festival prize of the 100Grad-Festival Berlin 2007, and “DISHEVELLED” with Sonja Pregrad and Neven Krajacic which opened the Tanztage Berlin in 2010. Since 2004 she is based in Berlin and worked with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Trisha Brown in the scope of Documenta12, Jens van Daele, Eszter Gàl, AlexB, Mans Erlandson, Half Machine Copenhagen, Cie Salon Sauvage, Maren Witte and Nir De Volff/TOTAL BRUTAL. Collaborations and Performances with Malgven Gerbes & David Brandstätter, Vidal Bini, Caroline Allaire.
- About Peter Rehberg
Peter Rehberg is an Author and Performer of electronic audio works and is based in Vienna, Austria. Rehberg has given live performances both solo and collaborative throughout Europe, North & South America, Japan and Australia. He is one of the first batch of artists that turned to mobile computing devices for presentation of live audio performances in mid-1990’s. Peter also took part in the 2nd Göteborg Art Biennale(Against All Evens) curated by CM von Hausswolff in 2003. Peter runs his music label MEGO from Vienna. As a music maker has collaborated live and in the studio with amongst others these choreographers and music makers: Meg Stuart, Gisele Vienne/DACM, Chris Haring, Marcus Schmickler, Jim O’Rourke and Christian Fennesz (as Fenn O’Berg), Stephen O’Malley (as KTL), Z’EV, Russell Haswell, Florian Hecker, Jade, SUNNO))), Peter is also a member of MIMEO.
- About Gordon Spragg
Gordon Spragg graduated from Kingston University London where he studied intermedia fine arts in 1998. Founding the collective Feeling Normal in1999 he produced numerous installation and performance works, which have been shown in festivals and galleries around the world. Working essentially in text since 2002, Gordon’s work manipulates popular forms of syntax to coerce conceptual and theoretical engagements beyond the source materials.
Concept/ direction/choreography: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir. Performance/choreography: Johanna Chemnitz. Text: Gordon Spragg. Sound: Peter Rehberg. Photography: Jide Tom Akinleminu. Co-production: The city funds of Reykjavik/ Reylkavíkurborg, Ballhaus Ost theater Berlin, Reykjavik Dance Festival.
- Soft Target & Variations on Closer
- Margret Sara Guðjónsdóttir
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