- Practice presentations + contemplative concert: Alma Söderberg, Andros Zins-Browne + Canilla
Friday 17th of June, 19:00-21:00
Practice presentations: Alma Söderberg and Andros Zins-Browne
Contemplative concert: Canilla (NO/DE)
The evenings during the festival consist of a practice presentation followed by a concert. First, you will have the opportunity to meet two artists in newly commissioned reflections on their creation, in a mix of doing and describing. We invited voices from the choreography field to uniquely describe their creation with a duration of 40min. Each evening offers two new perspectives. We end the evening with a concert, offering a space for contemplation and reflection after the day’s workshops, talks and practice presentations.
Practice presentation: Alma Söderberg
The one trick pony. In my practice presentation, I’d like to think further about tricks, and specifically about the trick(s) I use in my practice – of doing a sound and a move simultaneously. This simple procedure has kept me going for the last ten years, and I’d like to try to take the opportunity of this lecture-performance to take a closer look at it.
Practice presentation: Feeeeeedings by Andros Zins-Browne
Following Feeds (Weld Dance Company, 2018) I’d like to continue to explore the potentials of social media as a format for expression, communication, and embodiment. Questions such as what is a meme, what is going viral, and what a bug is in real, lived space continues to fascinate me. By imagining a gathering where we communicate non-verbally through short format song, choreography and other bodily expressions that may be imitated in infinite variations, shouted into the void to no effect, or recovered from an archive with both the shortest and longest shelf-lives, I want to propose a new zone of social interaction. A kind of chat room where nothing makes sense and everything is, even if for a micro-second, important. This workshop is open to anyone with experience and/or interest in voice and movement. You do not need technical prowess, but anyone who is willing to take being a weirdo seriously for a few hours a day, for one week is warmly invited to attend. Together we will develop a language and structure to perform this practice at the end of the week to a public. While there is some flexibility, attendance for all sessions is encouraged.
Berlin-based Canilla is a newly sculpted project by Norwegian sound artist and instrument builder Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due. Frequently composing for dance and theatre productions, she develops sonic fields that often include electronics and live-coded synthesis merged with materials from an extensive accordion collection. Canilla’s performative installations have been presented in museums and theatres as well as sound-art, dance and music festivals in Germany, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, UK and Norway. She was recently chosen for SHAPE 21 – a European platform for innovative music and audiovisual art.
The songs from her 2021 debut album are thought of as conceptual love ballads stemming from trees of a wounded forest, originally coming out of an installation made for Kontakte Festival at Akademie der Künste in 2019. Behind the stories pumps a mechanical heart, a structure based on creations of dismantled accordions. Canilla works between installation and performance art, turning traditional analog material such as old tools and accordions into altered mechanical systems played with code. This layering of practices gives electronic music a new physical body tracing the remnants of the past, providing an afterlife to these mechanical objects.
Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due has collaborated with a wide range of artists stemming from live coding, contemporary music, theatre and dance productions, such as Jo Grys, Peter Cusack, Alexandra Cardenas and Ingri Fiksdal. Her work has been presented at venues such as Akademie Der Künste, Radial System and HAU in Berlin; Black Box Theatre in Oslo, London Royal Operahouse, Bergen International Festival and Stamsund International Theatre Festival.