Den ekologiska teatern: DEEKTE
“Den Ekologiska Teatern” (The Ecological Theater) is a series of independent performative episodes in the utterly dead Biological museum in Stockholm. It is initiated by Anna Asplind and Daniel AlmgrenRecén and is happening throughout the spring and summer of 2015. “Den Ekologiska Teatern” will take the shape of a durational performative evening on the 25th of April, one publication named “Avlagringar”, that will be available in the museum and selected bookstores, a three month long participatory sound installation called “Mellan Lagren” (In Between the Layers) and a performance called “Kroppar i Mellanrum” (In Between Bodies). All centered on the artistic potential of the Biological museum.
To do this “Den Ekologiska Teatern” invites International and Swedish artists from as diverse artistic expressions as written text, dance, fine art, installation, poetry, light and interactive sound art. There is also being developed new digital media solutions to explore this museums mausoleum of movement.
On the 25th of April, the durational art and performance evening “DEEKTE” will take place as a part of Kulturnatten in Stockholm. The evening goes inside the subconscious of the museum, it’s a dynamic evening full with different experiences. Art installations, DJ, landscapes of sound and light, readings and dancers who move among the stuffed animals in front of impressive backdrops painted by the famous naturalistic artist Bruno Liljefors. You are transferred between the suggestive realities of the different art forms, realities that are created site specific for the Biological Museum. You can also be the first person to get the newly printed book “AVLAGRINGAR” with texts that investigates the museum from the inside out.
The museum will be open for six hours, drop in during the evening. Free entry.
“Den Ekologiska Teatern” is the first joint work of Anna Asplind and Daniel AlmgrenRecén.
- Den ekologiska teatern calendar
25 April 6pm-12 ”DEEKTE” The Ecological Theater’s performance evening and a book release of “AVLAGRINGAR” as part of Kulturnatten 2015. (Free entry, no rsvp)
27 May 6-8pm ”Mellan Lagren” (In between the layers), The opening of the Ecological theater’s interactive sound installation. The sound installation runs 28 May-31 August.
29-31 May ”Kroppar i mellanrum” (In between bodies), The Ecological Theater’s intimate dance performance evenings taking place in the habitat diorama.
- About Anna Asplind
In Asplind’s earlier work she has been engaged in the investigation on dance in relation to perception and understanding of different places. Since 2009 she has been working with a serie called “Dancewalks”, which is a site specific dance installation that has been produced in several public and semi public spaces throughout Europe. In this work she invites the audience to experience space through their bodies with instructions from an audio guide. In relation to her bachelor’s degree in Human Geography (2014) she successfully introduced this work to architecture and city planning. Last year she worked with the Dutch based company Random Collision in a close collaboration with the institution of social psychology at the University of Groningen. The piece was a part of a study in how groups form and affect each other and was presented throughout Moving Future festival and Norderzoon. Asplind graduated from the Ballet Academy of Gothenburg in 2008.
- About Daniel AlmgrenRecén
Through his work AlmgrenRecén is investigating materiality, memory and belonging in the forms of installation and performance. In 2012 he travelled 7000 km by car with all his personal belongings and built up his home in several places along the way. Visitors were invited to this permanently temporary home for a cup of coffee and talk about their notions of home. Daniel is a graduate from SNDO at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and has studied Theology and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. He is systematically problematizing choreography as creative practice by looking in to the fields of education, management, architecture and design thinking.
During the autumn of 2014 he was a guest teacher in Theaterwissenschaft at Freie Universität in Berlin and performed for the visual artist Christian Falsnaes at the exhibition “Vertigo of reality” in Akademie der Künste. In 2013 he created the work “Near That Place” together with Johan Forsman for Turneslingan tre scener, co-produced with MDT, Atalante in Gothenburg and Dansstationen in Malmö.
Initiated by Daniel AlmgrenRecén and Anna Asplind. Co-produced with MDT and The Biological museum in Stockholm. Supported by: Kulturbryggan, Innovativ kultur, Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm, Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Participating artists “DEEKTE”: Anna Asplind, Anna Koch, Bob Hansson, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, DJ Philip Mox, Duilio Forte, Emil Kjær Voss, Elis Burrau, Erik Berglin, Helena Lundström, Ida Linde, Johanna Frid, Johan Forsman, Johan Rödström, Jonas Liveröd, Nicke Helldorff, Niclas Svensson, Rune Bosse, Sarra Anaya, Tomas Björkdal.
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