Open call for dance artists based in Uppsala

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Drawing Köttinspektionen

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Open call for dance artists based in Uppsala – welcome to apply for participating in a festival at Köttinspektionen November 28-29, 2020

(information in Swedish below)

Ansök om att delta i festival på Köttinspektionen hösten 2020

Uppsalabaserade danskonstnärer!

Under Covid-19 epidemin har hela samhället skakats om, och så också kulturhuset Köttinspektionen som har ställt in nästan hela vårens program 2020. Det nuvarande målet är att under hösten 2020 öppna upp i möjligaste mån, under ansvarsfulla former.

Köttinspektionen Dans har drivit sin verksamhet i kulturhuset Köttinspektionen på Strandbodgatan i Uppsala sedan 2016. Vi har presenterat gästspel, anordnat konstnärsresidens, festivaler och workshops. Vår drivkraft har varit att upplåta plats för experimentell dans och koreografi, och möjliggöra processer och former som på olika sätt förhandlar politiska och sociala alternativ till det rådande. 

Inför hösten 2020 har vi en önskan om ett närmare samarbete med den lokala scenen. Den 28-29 november planerar vi därför en festival där Uppsalabaserade koreografer och dansare ges tillfälle att bekanta sig med Köttinspektionens scen och sammanhang, och publiken med dem.

Fyra danskonstnärer (eller grupper) baserade i Uppsalaregionen kommer erbjudas plats att medverka och visa sitt arbete på festivalen. Dessutom kommer residenskoreograferna Anna Pehrsson (Region Uppsalas residens på Eric Sahlström Institutet i Tobo)och Karina Sarkissova och Natália Rebelo (residens på Köttinspektionen dans) att presentera verk de har arbetat fram. 

Aktuellt för festivalen kommer vara dans/koreografiska processarbeten i tidigt utforskande skede, workshops, färdiga föreställningar eller andra publika danshändelser. 

Information om utlysningen:

  • Datum för festivalen: 28-29 november 2020
  • Den stora scenen har en yta på ca 7m x 12m 
  • Det mindre rummet (med galleribelysning) har en yta på ca 8m x 7m
  • Arvode 5000kr exklusive moms per inbjudet bidrag 
  • Luncher erbjuds till alla deltagare under festivaldagarna
  • Tillgång till lokalerna för repetition på plats, varje deltagande bidrag får repetitionstid veckan innan festivalen (23-27 nov, ca en halv dag per bidrag).
  • Tillgång till projektorer, mikrofoner, dansmatta, enkelt scenljus och ljudteknik.
  • Scentekniker tillhandahålls på plats för enklare uppdrag, behövs mer avancerad rigg får konstnären ta med sig egen tekniker (men nedrigg kommer behöva gå relativt snabbt). 

Ansökan ska innehålla:

  • En kort beskrivning av vad du vill presentera inom festivalen (inklusive titel, verkbeskrivning, eller annan beskrivning av den praktik som du vill dela med en publik) Max 200 ord.
  • Kortare arbetsprov rörligt material via länk 
  • Tidsåtgång av det du vill presentera
  • Tekniskt behov, samt vilket rum är du/ni intresserade av. (inklusive uppskattning av hur lång rigg-tid)
  • Kort biografi av alla medverkande
  • Kontaktuppgifter

Ansök senast 10 september 2020 genom att skicka ett mail till: info@kottinspektionen-dans.se 

Beslut om deltagande i festivalen meddelas 30 sept.

Välkommen att skicka in din ansökan!

Tove Salmgren & Kajsa Wadhia

Köttinspektionen dans

 

double solo mirror – Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren

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Kajsa Wadhia tolkar Tove Salmgrens score Objects and Speech

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double solo mirror – Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren

the double solo mirror residency has been developed following a desire to create spaces with structured support for open ended processes without conditioning the artistic outcome. It is a curatorial concept facilitating new formats for artistic exchange and reflection in relation to choreographic solo practices.

This two year project takes place as a series of double residencies through chain invitations. In 2019 we invited three artists that in turn invited someone they wanted to meet in a residency. The artists they invited then were asked to recommend choreographers and dancers to invite for this year’s edition of the residency. This chain of invitations has led up to this Autumn’s double solo mirror residencies where Esete Sutinen (FI) meets Laura Eklund-Nhaga (FI) and Paz Rojo (ES) meets Norberto Llopis (ES) in November at Köttinspektionen.

As initiators of this project we, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren, have decided to participate in the residency series together, as a way to gain a deeper artistic understanding of the curatorial format and its proposal of open ended reflection and exchange. Due to Covid-19, our artistic exchange took place digitally and from our homes in May (Kajsa in residency at Art Lab Gnesta). As a strategy for the exchange we worked in parallel following a daily schedule, finding ways to renegotiate our own and each other’s artistic ideas and materials, creating common frames for sharing the work online. The digital platform Research Catalogue made up a work space for the exchange, a strategy that allowed for us to collect traces of documentation from the process. Follow the link to our alternative residency sharing: 

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/896583/896584

double solo mirror residency 2020

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the double solo mirror residency #2 Aitana Cordero (ESP/NL) Photo: Chaja Hertog

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the double solo mirror residency 

the double solo mirror residency has been developed following a desire to create spaces with structured support for open ended processes without conditioning the artistic outcome. It is a curatorial concept facilitating new formats for artistic exchange and reflection in relation to choreographic solo practices. The project takes place as a series of double residencies where one invited solo artist is asked to invite another solo artist to join the residency. 

The residency is centered around what ”Performative Feedback” could be, with the specific question ”How can two solo practices reflect each other through performance rather than talking, as a way to feedback?” The residency allows for an experimental atmosphere and process that brings value to the work of reflection itself, rather than the result. The period ends with a public sharing of the process with the two artists, followed by a discussion.

Chain invitations

The series, which takes place during a two year period (2019-2020), is structured through chain invitations, a way to broaden our network and to give the invited artists a possibility to meet other artists and practices they have been curious about and would like to get to know better.

In 2019 we invited three artists that in turn invited someone they wanted to meet in a residency. The artists participating in the 2019 series were Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro (GB), Rowdy Superstar (GB), Sonja Jokiniemi (FIN), Aitana Cordero (ESP/NL), Rani Nair (SWE) and Sonya Lindfors (FIN). The artists that were invited by a colleague were then asked to recommend an artist to invite for this year’s edition of the residency series. This chain of invitations has led up to this autumn’s double solo mirror residencies where Esete Sutinen (FI) meets Laura Eklund-Nhaga (FI) and Paz Rojo (ES) meets Norberto Llopis (ES) in November at Köttinspektionen.

As initiators of this project, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren, have also taken part of the residency series together, as a way to gain a deeper artistic understanding of the curatorial format and its proposal of open ended reflection and exchange. Due to Covid-19, this artistic exchange took place digitally and from our homes in May 2020 (Kajsa in residency at Art Lab Gnesta). 

Autumn 2020

In November, the two residences will conclude with public presentations, opening the doors for an audience to meet the artists and their work. Information about these presentations will be published on the website in September/October. In case travel is restricted due to Covid-19, the invited artists will complete the residencies from their respective homes. Information will be updated here on the website closer to the public events.

 

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.

This year’s programme includes the curatorial residency series: double solo mirror, other residencies with public presentations and two open calls. Due to the global health situation caused by Covid-19, this year’s Revolve Performance Art Days is cancelled. The festival was due to take place 8-9 of May and include 12 internationally acclaimed artists from six countries. Our aim is to work towards presenting as much as possible of this year’s programme in May 2021 instead.

 

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 the theatre groups Östfronten and Uppsalas fria teater.

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 (SE) works as a dancer, choreographer, curator and educator. As choreographer, she lingers in the absurd and the naïve, a space to trouble hegemonic understandings of the social, the self, relation, knowledge. Last years artistic and curatorial collaborations include We happen things/Manon Santkin and Moa Franzén (MDT Sthlm 2016) and a variety of playful interventions assisting The Blob – the curatorial persona initiated by Anna Efraimsson. During the last 5 years she have been working at Stockholm University of the Arts and from 2019 as a Lecturer in Performative Practices. Since 2016, she is co-directing Köttinspektionen Dans in Uppsala together with Kajsa Wadhia.