Tove Salmgren showing

Friday 21 September at 18.00

Tove Salmgren shows ongoing work

Free admission


As one of the leaders of Köttinspektionen Dans Tove have used Köttinspektionen as a place to work from, in a kind of “micro residencies” – shorter sections of time when it otherwise would have been empty. The 21st of September the work (the dance) opens up for an audience.

With Paradox as a choreographic starting point the work depart from a simple principle; to escape the impulse to position and project the work by describing it in text. In a time when art often gets to be valued by its ability (or inability) to challenge contemporary social problems, the surrounding text about the work functions a status marker (as it has the ability to situate the work within a certain discourse). In this research Tove wants to investigate a new kind of studio practice (new to herself) with choreographic methods and elements, if possible free from contemporary calls to verbalize and communicate what she is doing and what she wants to achieve with it.


Tove Salmgren works with performance, dance and choreography, as an initiator and collaborator in various artistic contexts and formats. She is active as a dancer, choreographer, curator and educator and has an MA in New Performative Practices from DOCH, Stockholm. Since september 2018, she is engages as Lecturer in New Performative Practices, at DOCH. Tove’s artistic collaborations often takes on a curatorial body, last years in collaborations 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.