Systems of Movement is an ongoing artistic research project which officially started during my MFA studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts but whose underlying ideas and curiosities have been growing since long before that. It came to life from a curiosity about the potential movement holds as a language system.
Systemising movement language creates room for communication and shared creativity, allowing for the body and the brain to experience movement in various ways, potentially ways which were not thought or executed before.
Read the essay on Systems of Movement here.
Collaboration with Choreographer Eric Dunlap.
You climb five stories, ten flights of stairs, the door is opened by a young blond-haired woman. Welcome to a world of projections and a sea of plastic!
Notions of Progress by Choreographer Katrina Elizabeth Bastian is a three-dimensional installation of bodies, plastic and video projections that oscillate between active and passive plasticity. The material plastic reflects our ideas of progress as you are welcomed to examine the plasticity of your own habits.
I studied performing arts, dance and literature and have been putting those skills to use in many different ways.
Amongst others, I had the privilege to study and work with Rimini Protokoll (DE), the Post Performance Blues Band (IS), Eric Dunlap (US/DE), Franco B (UK/IT) and boyleANDshaw (UK) and have participated in projects all around Germany, as well as Iceland, Switzerland, Finland and Spain.
Wildensteiner Singkreis is a theatre and music summer camp for children between the ages 10-17 who are interested in singing, dancing and performing.
Tailored to the needs and interests of the age group our team works to put on a play or a musical, adapting existing works or writing new scripts for the stage.
Within the short time of 7 days we build a stage and a set, draw and do crafts to get props ready, sew and change clothes into costumes and rehearse and practice all day.
Wildensteiner Singkreis is a little miracle world existing parallel to our everyday life.
The Post Performance Blues Band is blue, it's a bloody mary, it's an anti-climax, it's a new beginning without an end.
PPBB was formed in Reykjavík in late 2016. We have become renowned for our ceremonial performances, raw glamour and blues post-blue.
The band has been described as "expanded music, life itself!" (Erik Deluca, composer).
The Post Performance Blues Band offers a transformation, darkness and desserts.
This video project is a movement and sound exploration of bodies, following the principles of a "Klappkinderbuch" - a children's book to fold and form new bodies.
“So findet sich auch, wenn die Erkenntnis gleichsam durch ein Unendliches gegangen ist, die Grazie wieder ein; so, dass sie, zu gleicher Zeit, in demjenigen menschlichen Körperbau am reinsten erscheint, der entweder gar keins, oder ein unendliches Bewusstsein hat, d. h. in dem Gliedermann, oder in dem Gott.”
“Just in this way, after self-consciousness has, so to speak, passed through infinity, the quality of grace will reappear; and this reborn quality will appear in the greatest purity, a purity that has either no consciousness or consciousness without limit: either the jointed doll or the god.”
- Heinrich von Kleist
Essay on Systems of Movement (2017)