Walking, Talking Minerals

Walking, Talking Minerals is a context-specific dance performance realized in two different spatial-institutional contexts; the performing arts institution and the visual arts institution. All spaces are danced as a landscape-score. The choreography focuses on the body as a machine, extended by tools, considering the power with which humans work materials – and to an equal extent – how humans are overpowered by it. The concept has considered one material: stone, worked to different degrees by a human body creating different materializations: stone, gravel and grained into sand.

  1. The first manifestation, WTM#01, was a performative scenography in Palmera Gallery in Bergen during Meteor International Theater Festival 2021. Recycled plastic object 3D-printed by 91-92.
    Photos by Olga Regitze
  2. The second, WTM#02, was a performative scenography in the black box of Norwegian Theatre Academy, March 4, 2022. The black box hosted an encounter between sand, tool, dancer and architecture/institution – displaying the power dynamic within that spatio-temporal assemblage and how it fictionalized materials.
    ​Photos by Christian Bermudez
  3. The third, WTM#03, is a durational performative scenography in O-Overgaden Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2, 2022. This context will host an encounter between sand, tools, body and the exhibition “Wild, Warm and Cautious” of artist Annette Holdensen. Asking questions to the power dynamic within that spatio-temporal assemblage – the curation between artworks and through it questioning the role of the scenographer as an independent artist.
    Photos by Rita Christina Biza

Concept, scenography & costume: Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh 
Performer: Mirte Bogaert
Sound design: Johan August Dyrløv Høegh 
Sound technician: Tobias Grann
Recycled plastic object 3D-printed by 91-92
Production: Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College

Photos:
WTM#01: Olga Regitze
WTM#02: Christian Bermudez
WTM#03: Rita Christina Biza

 

Walking, Talking Minerals at Meteor International Theatre Festival, Bergen, Norway
Walking, Talking Minerals at The Norwegian Theatre Academy, Black box, Fredrikstad, Norway
Walking, Talking Minerals at Overgaden for samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

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