In between bodies
“Kroppar i mellanrum” (In between bodies): Den Ekologiska Teatern’s dance performance that is taking place inside the Biological museums habitat diorama during the slow nordic sunset.
(N.B. This performance takes place at the Biological museum, for a limited amount of audience.)
Inside the exhibition the air doesn’t move, it’s thick and it’s hard to breath, we become shadeless.
The nature is silent. The lack of the living are present.
We are visitors in a carefully prepared wilderness. Our senses are on high alert, we tread carefully, the body is attentive.
There is no fear, how near are we allowed to go? We keep a close watch in every direction, measuring our surrounding.
In here the life is inverted. Perfektion and absence of obvious life.
Den Ekologiska Teatern presents a suggestive performance taking place in the museum during the slow sunset. The museum’s main exhibition is only lit by natural sunlight and the hour of dusk is a specially transformative moment usually taking place after closing time when all visitors have left. It is a moment when the factual and the fictional blend together and the human eye deceives the mind.
“Kroppar i mellanrum” springs from a 6 hours long performance that took place inside the habitat diorama during Kulturnatten 25th of April 2015. The practice is developed throughout the time spent inside the exhibition, a constructed reality created by Gustaf Kolthoff and Bruno Liljefors. A reality that we investigate, become part of and inevitably transforms us while we slowly move through its present physical, mental and historical consciousness.
- The Ecological Theater
“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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Den ekologiska teatern
- Daniel AlmgrenRecén & Anna Asplind
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