Wednesday September 26 (Time TBA)
Residency showing From a throat of flesh
By and with Moa Franzén, Vilda Kvist, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren
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.