the double solo mirror practice 2019

the double solo mirror practice

Köttinspektionen Dans new curatorial format for 2019

the double solo mirror practice is a curatorial concept aimed at facilitating new formats for artistic exchange and reflection in relation to choreographic solo practices. The project will take place as a series of double residencies/workshops where one invited artist is asked to invite another artist to work alongside them, with their own solo practice, during four days, and ending the research period with a public presentation of both artists. 

As curators, we, Tove Salmgren and Kajsa Wadhia, will be forming a work group together with the two solo artists, facilitating an experimental and playful exchange and deepening of the solo practices. The idea is to let the two artistic practices ”play together” for a week.

For 2019 we have invited the artists Rani Nair, Jamila Johnson- Small and Sonja Jokiniemi.  

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 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 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. She is currently engaged as a Lecturer in New Performative Practices at DOCH. 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.