Premiere 18th January 2018 at Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway.
How crazy it is that there is a kinetic web that is taddered to the past. (Johanna Meyer)
Collapsing Distance synthesizes a number of themes which have permeated Siri & Snelle’s productions since their founding in 1992. Feminine aggression and forbidden feelings explored earlier (e.g. The Closet, 2013, and Grums, 2014) will be revisited through a collective investigation with other artists.
A vital element to this work will be its nomadic development, allowing the project to be informed by different surroundings and conditions and actively collapsing the distance between art and work, aesthetics and life, age and experience, local and global. As individuals and collective, how can we stand up against society´s demands and expectations?
In exploring the feminist theme of Collapsing Distance, key concepts will include: the body, bestiality, pleasure, posing, destraction, sensuality and exhaustion. In other words, an aggregate of sensory experiences and perceptions.
18th – 21st January performances at Dansens Hus, Norway
Concept: Siri Jøntvedt and Snelle Hall
Performers: Siri Jøntvedt, Snelle Hall, Katarina Eriksson(SE/USA), Johanna S. Meyer (USA)
Light designer: Evelina Dembacke
Sound designer: Øystein Moen
Producer: Annika Ostwald
Producer assistant: Margrethe Nandrup Rylander
Photo: Elinor Ström
Co-production: Dansens Hus
Funding: The Norwegian Arts Council