We are proud to announce anther Zygote workshop, proto-performance in a natural setting outside of Stockholm on June 15, 2023. We leave central Stockholm at 11am and you will be back in the city by 5pm. Zygote is project where performance artists, fashion designers, musicians and researchers in foetal development are working together. Zygote is a mobile laboratory that moves between different Swedish urban and natural locations. The work is a collective investigation, where the audience is actively involved in shaping the results.
The process does not result in a final performance, instead the working group conducts a series of ongoing investigations together with different audience groups. We call these proto-performances. This makes the work an ongoing and investigative process. In the Zygote experience a small audience group (6-8 people) travel by minibus to pools, rivers, lakes or to bays of the sea. Here, the audience is invited to “find their way back to” the foetal stage while their bodies are immersed in water. They are led through these experimental water exercises by a choreographer. Together with her they develop new ways of experiencing their own bodies. They do so by investigating movements that the foetus performs during its development in the womb.
If you want to join. Just drop us a line on info [at] visionforum.eu. We will provide you details on what to expect and what to bring. Welcome!
Zygote is supported by Kulturbryggan.
Sparkling Conversations: Informal conversations on dance and choreography initiated and moderated by Carima Neusser.
This spring we invite you who work with dance and choreography to two intimate dialogue evenings. These evenings start with an artist talk with artists from the international dance field, followed by questions and an open discussion. The idea is that these presentations can lead us into new topics, questions and reflections on our artistic practices and work. The initiative comes from a desire to enrich the dance field with perspectives on dance and choreography that differ from established way of talking about dance and choreography. With the dialogues, we want to create greater artistic diversity and new forms of discussion about dance.
The talks are open to practitioners of dance and choreography and take place in Weld’s foyer.
Coffee will be provided
Reserve a seat at: book.weld.se
Address: Weld, Norrtullsgatan 7
Olive Bieringa, 26 April 18.00
Benoît Lachambre and Ricardo Rubio (via Zoom from Canada and Mexico) May 31, 8 p.m
Carima Neusser will join in for an evening of performances and talks at Galeria Libertad in Santiago de Queretaro in collaboration with El Dia D on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7pm (free entrance). She will present a performance based on her continuous research on Embryology. Neusser is looking at how what science knows about the developing human life in utero can be used to develop new forms of dance. It is a fascinating field since the development of the body and its organs are shaped by its own movements. Certain cells in the embryo’s body develop in response to how other cells next to them act. This means that we can really speak of cause and effect in traditional sense, which makes studying embryolgy both relevant and interesting for the dance field.
Galería Libertad (And. Libertad 56, Centro, 76000, Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.) +52 442 214 2358
The participating artists are supported by Kulturbryggan and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.
Carima has been doing research in Mexico in December and January. She will be in residency at El Dia D, Queretaro 21 – February 3, 2023. During this time she will be working with artists from Mexico and Canada and developing new work. The residency also includes public workshops and public presentations at Galería Libertad in Queretaro, Mexico.
Carima Neusser is a guest teacher at The University of Arts in Bremen, Movement workshop and presentation “Sensitivity Training” For Drawing Class “I Swear I Saw This”, December 6, 2022
Sensing Landmarks at Bergen School of Architecture
Bergen Arkitekt skole, Sjøgaten 59
October 6 at 6.45 pm
An interdisciplinary group of artists present the performance Sensing Landmarks at Bergen School of Architecture.
Participating: Carima Neusser (Sweden) Yohei Hamada (Norway) John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal (Norway) Else Olsen Storesund (Norway) Carola Uehlken (Germany)
Sensing Landmarks brings together dance, visual art, architecture and music with the aim of creating a multi sensorial guided tour that is specific to Bergen School of Architecture´s architecture, history and natural setting. The artists have developed texts, scripts, choreography, music and scenography to guide the audience through an interdisciplinary experience with emphasis on the human senses. The collective performance takes the form of a guided tour and takes its starting point in an investigation into the concept of “Axis Mundi” – also called the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, or world tree.
Bergen School of Architecture is the site for the guided tour connecting the vertical architecture of the building with the concept of the axis mundi. The tower, the staircases of the building and the sea outside connect to our bodies, our spine and our movements and take us on a journey between heaven and earth.
You will travel by boat to the Bergen School of Architecture from one of the harbours in the Bergen City Center (exact meeting point will be announced shortly.)
The project is funded by: Nordic Culture Fund and Bergen Kommune.
Production by: Vision Forum, Tomorrow’s Art Audience and Ny Musikk Bergen. Special thanks to Bergen Dansesenter and The Bergen School of Architecture.
In the summer of 2022 Carima Neusser will participate in documenta fifteen in Kassel, Germany as part of Atis Rezistans / Ghetto Biennale. She is invited to present the piece Ghetto Gucci together with Adriana Guerrier, Michel LaFleur and Jerry Reginald Chery aka Twoket. Composition and live sound: Per Hüttner
Ghetto Gucci at Weld in Stockholm
June 27 at 7pm
With support of: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and The Swedish Arts Council
Production by: Vision Forum and Weld
Photo: Steevens Simeon