Residency Gry Tingskog – Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs

Friday 20 September 19.00

“Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs”

With and by: Maia Means, Amina Szecsödy, Oda Brekke and Gry Tingskog

Concept and choreography: Gry Tingskog

A co-production with Weld. With support from Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden.

Free admission, no booking required


Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs

She lets words meet her body. The flesh of language molds her porous skin from the inside. Words shape her substance into a specific body; a fictitious reality of change. This body; time poured; and then that body. Drifting, thinking and imagining. She swallows what she perceives, making it part of her matter. She shifts, and the space shifts too: together they leak into a new situation, another fiction; realities redrawn as she moves through them.

Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs slides in-between and through layers of discipline(s) in the body. It drifts in and out, cheating dance as disciplinary labour and artistic discipline by having affairs with other artistic disciplines; a multidisciplinary body. Going through social, imaginary, linguistic and sensorial bodies without faithful continuation, this cheating creates manifold affairs. Adulterous contracts, seductive leakings and varying ways of spending time together comes to exists within but in deception of disciplinary order. 

Gry Tingskog is working with choreography together with dance, sculpture, painting and writing, weaving together threads of performance and installation. Gry is currently active with the works Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs, I Object! and echoes of you(s). Gry is based between Stockholm and Gießen, Germany, where she studies a MA in Choreography and Performance at Justus-Liebig-Universität. Gry is also a co-initiator and part of INSISTER SPACE, a choreographic initiative proposing collegial structures and context for freelance artists.