Caroline Byström + Lab Presentation + Release for “Material som drar”

Sunday 3rd of June 2018

14.00 – 16.00 Reading circle lab presentation by members from Köttinspektionen Dans, PO$$E, and invited guests

16.00  Release of the publication “Material som drar”

17.00 MIRAGE, a solo by and with Caroline Byström (approximately 40 min)

18.00 Residency showing Past as prologue (working title) by Caroline Byström and Minna Miettilä

Free admission

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The spring season of Köttinspektionen Dans ends with four events!

Choreographer Caroline Byström has been in residency at Köttinspektionen this spring, and on the 3rd of June she will present her ongoing process with the work ”Past as prologue” (working title) and show her solo ”MIRAGE”, that premiered at Weld in Stockholm in May 2018.

LAB presentation/workshop: participants of this weeks lab share formats for meetings between reading and dance/choreography.  A collaboration between Köttinspektionen Dans, PO$$E and invited guests (Chloe Chignell, Oda Brekke, Ellen Söderhult, Maia Means, Lisa Schåman, Klara Utke Acs, Tamara Alegre, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren). No preparation required.

Release of ”Material som drar”, presenting five artists documentations – commissioned artists responses to the choreographed reading circles programmed at Köttinspektionen in 2017. The publication compiles texts and images by the artists Marie Gavois, Sophie Erlandsson, Anna-Karin Brus, Caroline Byström and Munish Wadhia and is designed by Jonas Williamsson. Produced and initiated by Köttinspektionen Dans. Everyone present is given a copy of the publication.

Excerpt from the introduction to the publication:

Materials that pull” is a title that points to the possibility that materials have their own agency- that they can pull away and intertwine with other materials, immaterial as well as material.

…Commissioning artistic documentations is a way for us to try out the concept of documentation from a strictly subjective horizon; an artistic horizon. A way to clear the concept from the idea of the objective, the neutral, the pure. Furthermore the publication aims to problematise the singular creative person, and investigate how they are connected with their surroundings, the surrounding materials: the ideas, the relations, the bodies, the objects- that embrace us all in constant movement. Materials that pull, that grab us, find us, connect, undress and perhaps even compost us all in an eternal cycle?

MIRAGE began as an investigation of guilty pleasures where the monologue, the singular body, rather than a collective union and resolution of several bodies in a dramatical peak within feature film has been of interest for Byström. When is the body a hack into a narrative? MIRAGE is also HERstory and progresses through speculative, fragmentaric narratives and poems where the making of and insistence on reminiscences and translations over a period of time are central thematics.

Like the performances Re,or,i n ation and Haligh/A Lie by Byström, the solo MIRAGE is structured around two parts. The solo end with queen bee, and a physical reading with extracts from “The lesbian body” by Monique Wittig, a part that can be watched as well as listened to.

The Grit is in your name, Sigrid

 

Freeze

 

Your skin boils of lingua tics and fragments, Sigrid

 

you were so f * (r) ight

 

 

I-less

 

border-less

 

under lee

 

 

a mountainlark f-l-e-e

 

 

at first there had been some really nice puns

 

Grünewald + Hjertén

 

then: tone-deaf blankness institutional overruns

 

Ivan + Isaac consent

 

her to

Lobotomy

 

 

(Dedicated to the Swedish artist Sigrid Hjertén)

 

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Choreography and dance: Caroline Byström

Text: Caroline Byström and Monique Wittig

Produced by: BARCO within the framework of BARCO Twin Productions

Co-Produced by: Weld and Caroline Byström

Created in residency at Weld, MARC, Vitlycke, O Espaço do Tempo (PT) and Mira artes performativas (PT)

With the support of Swedish Arts Council

Thanks to Désirée Wariaro, Minna Miettilä, Tove Salmgren, Ida Sidenvall, Skeppsholmsstudion and SITE

BARCO TWIN PRODUCTIONS is a context initiated by Dinis Machado (PT/SE) for the parallel development of the solos MIRAGE by Caroline Byström and CONSUBSTANCIATION by Dinis Machado

CAROLINE BYSTRÖM was born in Daegu, South Korea. She grew up in Örnsköldsvik and lives and works in Stockholm as a choreographer and dancer since she graduated from the masterprogramme in choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts 2014. Herchoreographic work explores a new method in each project, which takes its expression in various forms. She often investigates that which already exists, perhaps as a background, in search for parallel narratives. And her work moves between sound, text and body. Caroline is educated in dance and choreography in Copenhagen, Salzburg, Gießen and Stockholm.

Since 2014, Caroline has been part of Weld company and there performed in works by Julian Weber, Litó Walkey, Georgia Vardarau, Matthias Sperling, Alice Chauchat, Margaretha Åsberg and Rebecka Stillman.

Munish Wadhia Residency

Wednesday 27 June 17:00-19:00

Residency showing

Free admission

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Munish Wadhia, one of the commissioned artists in the publication “Material som drar”, has been in residency at Köttinspektionen during June. On Wednesday the 27th of June we open the doors to his artistic process. All welcome!

Munish Wadhia’s work at Köttinspektionen focuses on investigation and appropriation of imagery from documents and information extracted from online archives. Using drawing as a way of remembering and tracing to recover hidden knowledges from colonial archives that forms a relation to the present.

Munish Wadhia is an artist based in Stockholm and London. He is a recent graduate with a MA in Fine Art Painting from the Royal College of Art London. He received his BA in Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, University Arts London. Munish Wadhia’s work deals with painting through an experimental and interdisciplinary approach where his ideas are concerned with collective memories, inheritance and the amnesiac absence of knowledges in westernised discourses. He uses displacement as an artistic strategy to dislocate and deconstruct imagery and artefacts from his cultural ancestry. He revisits and reconsiders history to reveal the slipperiness of the visual codes and markers of difference that form identities.

Tove Salmgren showing

Friday 21 September at 18.00

Tove Salmgren shows her ongoing work

Free entrance

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Join us when Tove Salmgren show her ongoing work on a Friday in September. It will be informal and formal.

With Paradox as a choreographic starting point the work depart from a simple principle; to escape the impulse to position and project the work by describing it in text. At a time when art often gets to be valued by its ability (or inability) to challenge contemporary social problems, the surrounding text about the work functions a status marker (as it has the ability to situate the work within a certain discourse). In this research Tove wants to investigate a new kind of studio practice (new to herself) with choreographic methods and elements, if possible free from contemporary calls to verbalize and communicate what she is doing and what she wants to achieve with it.

(As one of the leaders of Köttinspektionen Dans Tove will use Köttinspektionen for her process, in shorter sections of time when it otherwise would have been empty, in a kind of “micro residencies”).

Tove Salmgren works with performance, dance and choreography, as an initiator and collaborator in various artistic contexts and formats. She is active as a dancer, choreographer, curator and educator and has an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH, Stockholm. At DOCH, she is regularly involved as a supervisor and project manager, and she’s assisting professor Chrysa Parkinson, leader of the MA in choreography NPP. Tove’s artistic collaborations often takes on a curatorial body, last years in collaborations with The Blob/Anna Efraimsson, We happen things/Manon Santkin and Moa Franzén, and together with Kajsa Wadhia, she leads Köttinspektionen Dans – a platform for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala. Her own artistic practice can be described as a feminist and philosophical laboratory, with a desire to systematically highlight and challenge the relationships we have at hand when doing, or witnessing art.

Moa Franzén Recidency

Wednesday September 26 (Time TBA)

Residency showing From a throat of flesh

By and with Moa Franzén, Vilda Kvist, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren

Free entrance

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The artist Moa Franzén will work at Köttinspektionen together with the artists Vilda Kvist, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren. The 26th of September they will show some of the work for an audience.

From a throat of flesh is a polyphony of voices, exploring the voice beyond speech. A choir, but not for singing; voices, but not speaking. During the residency four invited performance artist will join me in exploring the voice as a sculptural materiality as well as a communicative force deeply entangled in ideological and political structures, and how they might be activated and communicated in and through the body. We will delve into soundings that are communicative but which, in our logocentric society, are often defined and experienced as too bodily, and therefor threatening, seductive, sometimes animal, often with feminine connotations. The project wants to explore expressions that, socially and historically, has been subject to acts of disciplining and ”civilizing”, and been taken as pretext to categorize people as barbaric, brute and hysterical, doing this through the body, from a throat of flesh.

Moa Franzén (b. 1985) is an artist and writer based in Stockholm. Her practice encircles writing and performance and places itself in and between visual arts, choreography and literature. Franzéns work evolves around the relation between language and violence, rethorics and ideology, body and power – most often with writing as the base, voice as the tool and performance as form. Franzén works within curatorial collaborations where the organization of temporary spaces for exhange, conversation and perfomance is of key interest. At the moment she is involved in the curatorial constellation We Happen Things together with the choreographers and dancers Tove Salmgren and Manon Santkin, and the seminar project Flacka together with visual artist Sofia Magdalena Eliasson. Franzén has a BA in Visual Arts from The Royal Institute of Art and Kunstakademiet in Bergen, and a MA in Choreography from New Performative Practices at DOCH.

Caroline Byström Past as Prologue (working title) – Premiere!

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Past as Prologue (working title)

(Time TBA)

Free entrance

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Save the date!

Caroline Byström and guests will premiere her latest work at Köttinspektionen in September, more info when we get closer!

 

 

CAROLINE BYSTRÖM was born in Daegu, South Korea. She grew up in Örnsköldsvik and lives and works in Stockholm as a choreographer and dancer since she graduated from the masterprogramme in choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts 2014. Herchoreographic work explores a new method in each project, which takes its expression in various forms. She often investigates that which already exists, perhaps as a background, in search for parallel narratives. And her work moves between sound, text and body. Caroline is educated in dance and choreography in Copenhagen, Salzburg, Gießen and Stockholm.

Since 2014, Caroline has been part of Weld company and there performed in works by Julian Weber, Litó Walkey, Georgia Vardarau, Matthias Sperling, Alice Chauchat, Margaretha Åsberg and Rebecka Stillman.

JUCK Residency

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The performance group JUCK will have residency in October 2018, and work with their next projekt JUCK <3 Lilith.

More information on public events tba.

 

About JUCK

JUCK is a separate, live practice. With a physical external and inner approach to society’s social power structures.

JUCK challenges the traditional conventions of the stage and the relationship between performer and audience. The center of exploration is the idea of femininity and gender.

JUCK works based on contemporary social debates about gender, sexuality, femininity, ethnicity and norm creativity in an interactive artistic format. With their roots within urban dance, they explore performance and move freely between different influences.

JUCK is Tarika Wahlberg, Feyona Naluzzi, Shirley Harthey Ubilla, Cajsa Godée, Madeleine Ngoma and Emelie Enlund.

 

 

Mariana Suikkanen Gomes – The Tender Protest Series

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Foto: Mariana Suikkanen Gomes

In late October 2018, Mariana Suikkanen Gomes will visit Köttinspektionen with her ongoing project The Tender Protest Series. Exact day and time to be announced.

Mariana Suikkanen Gomes is an artist and performance-maker dedicated to practices and rituals that locate themselves in the intersection between personal encounters, collective activities and performative presentations. In The Tender Protest Series she explores the realms of memory, intimacy, tenderness and vulnerability interlacing research on liveness, the emancipated actor and audience as witness/participant with artistic activism in the fields of radical softness and body positivity.

The Tender Protest Series is supported and co-produced by Köttinspektionen Dans and Weld.

 

Mariana holds a BA (Hons) in LIVE ARTS from Kingston University and an MA, The Autonomous Actor, from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is involved in various loving collaborations, most intensively as one third of the collective GLQ/GomesLechQuigley. As a performer she has worked with, among others, Sidney Leoni, Lundahl & Seitl, Marina Abramovic and Lynsey Peisinger.

Köttinspektionen Dance

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Köttinspektionen Dans is led by a wish to facilitate processes and relations that contribute to artistic development and spontaneity. There is a lack of platforms and support for artistic research and processes without a finished/fixated product as an outcome. We want Köttinspektionen, as a space, to allow artistic practices to meet, develop and get challenged and therefore mainly invite artists with a process based practice, and works that can develop on site.

The programme this consists of guest performances, the Performance Art festival “Revolve”, and residencies with public presentations.

Our guest performances offer the audience of Uppsala contemporary dance that playfully and courageously treats its audience as an irreplaceable part of the performance and an equal partner in discussion, and that challenges its own medium in order to formulate existential and political questions rather than presenting answers. The artists are invited to present their artistic practice in a format that feels relevant to them. We do not “book” a finished production, but rather invite the artist. In this way we want to enable the untested or crashed, but also that which needs to reappear or be repeated.

ACCESSIBILITY AT KÖTTINSPEKTIONEN

Köttinspektionen offers hearing loop, contact us before your visit. The premises are largely accessible for wheelchair and permobile use, as they are located on the ground floor. Unfortunately the space is lacking accessible toilets. We are working on getting permission to build one.

All of the programme is free of charge. Welcome!

 

Köttinspektionen Dans is a performance venue and place for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala, led by choreographers Tove Salmgren and Kajsa Wadhia. Köttinspektionen is an artist-run cultural centre located near the centre of Uppsala, and co-directed with the art collective HAKA and Teater C.

The whole program see kottinspektionen.org

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Kajsa Wadhia works in the fields of performance, text and choreography and holds an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH, Stockholm. She places her artistic practice in the context of an over productive and accelerating society, and responds by turning exhaustion into resistance and anti-climax into fulfillment. Together with Maria Stiernborg, she forms the performance duo The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra, investigating anti-relational aesthetics, slowness, disorganisation and laziness as artistic tools and political resistance. Previously she co-directed and worked with performing arts collective Arena Baubo. She is co-directing Köttinspektionen Dans in Uppsala with Tove Salmgren.

Tove Salmgren works in the field of the performing arts as an educator, dancer, choreographer and curator and has an MA from New Performing Practices at DOCH, Stockholm. Her artistic collaborations often takes on a curatorial body, for example in the collaboration with The Blob/Anna Efraimsson, We happen things/Manon Santkin and Moa Franzén and together with Kajsa Wadhia, she leads Köttinspektionen Dans, a platform for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala. Her own performances can be described as a feminist and philosophical laboratory, a desire to systematically highlight and challenge the relationships we have at hand when doing, or witnessing art.