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BLOCK 18: PRELUDE ON LOVE, A SNAKE RESEARCH

ROBERT STEIJN, RICARDO RUBIO, ROBIN MEIER

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RS: Two years ago, in a gallery in Helsinki I tried to hypnotize my audience by only moving my hands and fingers. Unconsciously my torso started to twist, and my feet wanted to move all the time in the opposite direction of my hands. I felt moving like a snake, with my legs as the tail and my hands as its head. Two months later an Ubanda-priest in Sao Paulo told me in trance, that he saw the snake in me, he predicted me that in the future the snake would dance on stage, and I wouldn’t be there anymore. I decided to make a little snake dance in my next performance, an outdoor event in the forest. Afterwards the audience was excited about what happened, they told me that they saw a big snake appearing out of the bushes, coming very close to me, the moment I started my first movements. In the snake poems, which I made for this performance, the snake was capable to fly. It felt weird to me, because in my opinion a snake belonged to the most grounded animals I knew. So I googled if a flying snake would indeed exist somewhere, and I stumbled on  a mythical one in Mexico city, named Quetzalcoatl. I decided to go to Mexico city to study the statues which embodies this Aztec and Mayan God. In the first week of my stay there, I gave  a workshop and met Ricardo Rubio. The moment I saw him moving, I saw him and me, encircling each other as two snakes. So I wanted to work and dance with him and invited him for my residency in Skogen. Read more here.

See full public program here.

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WORKING HANDS / LIGHT VESSEL 21

Installation & Concert by
ANNA KOCH / MATS LINDSTRÖM

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The hands you see are moving in-between states. They are tracking, supporting, making rhythms in order to fill out gaps. They search, balance or emphasize words. Helping the uncivilized to be civilized and articulated? Or negotiating which story to be told? Some gestures are made for nothing, some to make sense.

The hands you see are hands moving while talking about work. Through a conversation they are reflecting their own genealogical past. How does the working body write itself through history from within the actual physically executed work? I have been interested in looking at the body beyond today’s production forms and efficiency, to let the hands reveal traces of a very close by past.

Some speak of how certain traces are left within themselves, or how radically different one relate to that we call work, if work ever stops or if it is an ever continues flow of activity, or a habit that is dominating your life. Working hands could also not be working. Some hands speak about skill, lost skills, skills gained with new technologies. About holding on to old values or to let go. Some speak about abuse, about working to many hours, tensed in the same position. Some speak about not having any work at all.

–> FREDAG 3/10 kl 19.00: VERNISSAGE + KONSERT MED MATS LINDSTRÖM
–> LÖRDAG/SÖNDAG (4 & 5/10): INSTALLATIONEN ÖPPEN 14 – 17.
–> INGEN FÖRBOKNING

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SAMTAL

 – ett samtal i absolut mörker

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Med utgångspunkt i frågan Var är vi nu? genomför vi ett antal samtalstillfällen som tillsammans skapar ett 24 timmar långt samtal i absolut mörker. Varje samtal inleds med en gemensam vegansk middag, också den i mörker. Samtalet skapas tillsammans av alla som deltar – utan förutbestämda roller eller ämnen. I mörkret prövas lyssnandets och samtalets invanda former. Vilka blir vi, och hur samtalar vi, i blickarnas frånvaro?

Samtal i mörker genomförs varannan tisdag till och med 9 december. Läs mer och boka plats här.