Residency / The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra and Anna Kinbom

Public presentation Wednesday 20 March

17.30-19.00 Drop-in play tank: Spekulativa juntan

19.00 Rue Madame by Anna Kinbom

19.15 Shonky Fabulation residency showing by The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra

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The performance duo The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra has a residency at Köttinspektionen 5-20 March to start up the work on their new performance Shonky Fabulation. The work will investigate Shonky Aesthetics*, speculative futurism and megalomaniac symptoms produced by current capitalist demands.

* Shonky Aesthetics, a term coined by the artist John Walter, presents shonky but maximalist expressions. It is a visual aesthetics that rebels against conformity and perfectionism and thereby questions social and aesthetic boundaries concerning beauty, utility and efficiency.

Public presentation Wednesday 20 March

17.30-19.00 Drop-in play tank: Spekulativa juntan

With the artist run initiative Spekulativa juntan the artists Anna Kinbom, Maria Stiernborg and Kajsa Wadhia are welcoming you to participate in a dialogue based artwork that playfully combines a sewing circle with reading aloud together on the theme of speculative feminism. 

19.00 Rue Madame by Anna Kinbom

Rue Madame is a new video work that Anna Kinbom has filmed in Paris together with her mother. It is a humorous piece about roots and disassociation, histories and memory. Where do we come from and what do we choose to remember and tell about our history, what is left out?

19.15 Shonky Fabulation residency showing by The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra

The work will investigate Shonky Aesthetics, speculative futurism and megalomaniac symptoms produced by current capitalist demands. If fictive finance produces the current conditions of our lives, new fictions must have the potential to produce other conditions for our future. Shonky Fabulation is discovering and staging these new fictions, looking for inspiration and ideas in the shonky and megalomaniac. 

Biographies

The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra, Maria Stiernborg and Kajsa Wadhia, has since 2013 investigated precarious working conditions, neoliberal capitalism and the artist as worker in different artistic experiments and with different areas of research. With backgrounds in choreography and scenography and visual arts we have developed an artistic expression combining strong visual and choreographic elements with a playful and experimental use of language, voice and text. Our artistic practice uses friction, dissonance and humour to question the current construction of society. Since 2013 we have presented work at venues that include Kiasma, Helsingfors, Stockholm Music & Arts, Marabouparken and Studio 17, Stavanger. Previously Stiernborg and Wadhia worked together as artistic directors of the performing arts collective Arena Baubo (2007 – 2013). www.disengagedfreejazz.com

 

Anna Kinbom holds a MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2013) and has studied performative art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Anna’s art practice is collaborative, she makes her pieces in the context of various artist collaborations she is a part of, as The Uncertainty Principle, The Drinking Brothers, 0s + 1s Collective, Hagsätra Collective, The Speculative Junta and Performance Center. Anna sees the performance situation as a temporary collaboration between her as a performer and the audience. Anna makes text-based performances, micro-stories, pop songs and works with various alter egos. She uses the art context as a stage for her anti-performances, which show reluctance in methods of entertainment. Writing is the motor of her work – supported by the awkward body. Anna has shown works at Moderna museet, Marabouparken konsthall, Göteborgs konsthall och Casa Victor Hugo i Havanna. www.annakinbom.com