In 2018, choreographers Andros Zins-Browne and Stina Nyberg along with theatermaker Diederik Peeters teamed up to make SPECTROPHILIA, an evening which delved into links between the three artists’ common interests in the esoteric, the supernatural, the uncanny, and the haunted. The result was a spooky night of puppets telling (erotic) ghost stories, a concert made to raise the dead, and a dance haunted by the Swedish Black Metal artist Dead.
Now the three will join forces again, bringing back the theremin as their host and medium, and delving further into their research on voices without bodies, bodies without voices, and the sex appeal of ghosts. Their collaborators this time will include Anneleen Masschelein, a specialist in the concept of the uncanny, the theremin player Gregoire Blanc, electric musician Maria w Horn as well as several other collaborators who are no longer with us but nevertheless have something to say.
- About Stina Nyberg
Stina Nyberg works as a dancer and choreographer. In her practice, she uses conviction and illusion in order to create new systems of logic which constructs the world differently, and make bodies act accordingly. At moments she calls this performative force magic, sometimes a craft, and occasionally a practice. Her departure point is always a feminist approach to the body; its social and political construction and ability to move. Stina graduated from her MA in choreography at DOCH in Stockholm in 2012.
Stina has developed a series of independent works in collaboration with choreographers, musicians, visual artists, technicians and magicians. Her latest project, The Tesla Project, involves a solo performance with a Tesla coil (Thunderstruck, 2017), a lecture performance (The woman who lit the world, 2018) and a live concert with musician Maria w Horn (Alternating Currents, 2018).
She is part of the Swedish collective Samlingen, taking a feminist perspective on the history of dance, as well as the NYC-based collective The Bureau for the Future of Choreography.
- About Diederik Peeters
The self-acclaimed typical example of the neoliberal immaterial labourer slash cultural job-hopper that he is, Peeters has been reported to pop up in the work of colleague-artists, cunningly disguised as actor, performer or even advisor. But he especially keeps insisting on brewing his own artistic concoctions, sometimes in collaboration with carefully selected accomplices. He is an officially certified visual artist that accidentally got lost in the stables of stage-art, and usually makes performances, but has also been caught writing texts, inventing installations or video’s and crafting other amalgams that appear hard to categorise. Because Peeters is a proud patient of a pathological preference for confusion, in his work impossible contradictions and absurd consistencies are stubbornly piled up.
- About Andros Zins-Browne
Andros Zins-Browne (b. 1981, New York) is a choreographer who lives and works between New York City and Brussels. He makes performances at the intersection of installation, performance, and dance that twist virtuality and embodiment. His solo performance Already Unmade, where he practices the ‘unmaking’ of his own performance archive, was commissioned by the Boghossian Foundation and has been performed at BOZAR Museum, Brussels; The Whitney Museum in New York, the Rockbund Museum in Shanghai, and the Fondation Galeries Lafayette for Festival d’Automne in Paris. In collaboration with choreographer Will Rawls, Andros has recently presented two ‘remixes’ – one on the work of video artist Tony Cokes, commissioned by the 10th Berlin Biennial and of ‘See-Saw’ by avant-garde choreographer Simone Forti at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Atlas Unlimited- a series of exhibtions in collaboration with artist Karthik Pandian, adresses movement, destruction, and re-construction through sculpture and performance, and recently received a grant from the Graham Foundation in Chicago. Other group and solo shows on stage and in exhibition spaces include a.o.- Centre Pompidou, Paris; De Singel, Antwerp; ICA, London; Kaaitheater, Brussels, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. In 2013, Andros founded The Great Indoors, an association for artistic research and production.