Choreographer Carima Neusser is organizing a workshop in Copenhagen in collaboration with MKP and Vision Forum that takes its starting point from Stig Dagerman’s text ‘Our Need for Consolation’. Through its reflection on how to fill human existence with meaning, it uses a language that is specifically Nordic and opens for discussions about difficult metaphysical questions. These reflections gives the group ammunition for developing performances and opens for discussions how these can encourage to a broader discussion about existential exchanges in society.
The group will then travel to Vaasa and Jakobstad in Northern Finland in early May to continue the work.
Participants: Vanessa Virta, Sara Gurevitsch, Tuuli Malla, Emmi Venna, Alex Rosa, Karon Jonson, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness, Agnes Due, Gry Tingskog, Simone Bang Jørgensen, Emil Krog,John Andrew, Per Huttner, Carima Neusser and Stine Frandsen.
The Swedish Arts Council supports a project by Choreographer Carima Neusser with the working title “Baroque Architecture and the Swedish Fable.” Its a collaboration between Curatorial Mutiny, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, C.off Stockholm and Dansstationen, Malmö.
The project is lead by Carima Neusser and includes participants from four European countries: Amanda Billberg, Siri Jennefelt, Mira Svanberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Emilia Rota and Isabella Pasqualini.
13:00 EEG mechanical piano installation, synth jams with Kevin Bartoli
19:00 Ignacio Rebollo (ENS): Lecture – Synchronous waves in the mind, brain and stomach
20:00 Samon Takahashi: Lecture – Pioneers of brainwave music
21:00 Carima Neusser, Per Huttner, Stephen Whitmarsh: Spiritual Lapdance, EEG-music & dance performance
Entry is free and all events are open to the public.
OC Oswaldo de Andrade, March 10, 16.30-18.30 – presentations are in Portuguese and entry is free of charge.
Welcome to More Eyes!
OC Oswaldo de Andrade invites you an open and experimental laboratory where neuroscience, art, dance and music together look for new forms of understanding the world. As an audience member you will enjoy a mix of short presentations, performances, videos and collective exercises that all reflect on how we as humans perceive the world through the body and through vision. Both science and the arts share similar and different understandings on how our inner and outer worlds are shaped and interact: How can the thinking around these questions, the feeling of our bodies inform how we take in the world? Can we activate our senses in new an unexpected ways by learning about ourselves and about life together?
By allowing these ideas to co-exist the participants and audience will learn and develop together. Each presentation offers research questions, possible answers and solutions rather than facts. You, as an audience member therefore play an important part in the ongoing research, exchanges and your contribution can inform the form and content of the event.
Alvaro Machado Dias will talk about how meditation has changed how neuroscience understands the world and invites the audience to make a meditative practice with a drummer. Lia Chaia will present videos of her work and make a group exercise. Per Huttner, Carima Neusser and Siri Jennefelt will present a video performance. The event will end by a collective discussion where everyone can share their views.
More Eyes forms a part of Swedish Visual artist Per Huttner and choreographer Carima Neusser’s research into the above questions. It has been presented in similar formats in Mexico City and Los Angeles. The event in Sao Paulo has been developed with researcher Vinicius Spricigo. The project is organised by Vision Forum and funded by Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Stockholm stad, the Swedish Arts Council and is supported by Sao Paulo Escola de Teatro.
– Alvaro Machado Dias, Neuroscientist, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
– Lia Chaia, artist, Sao Paulo
– Per Huttner, artist, Paris
– Carima Neusser, choreographer, Stockholm
– Siri Jennefelt, composer, Stockholm
Performance and get together!
Thursday February 8th 6-9 pm @ Winslow Garage
Spiritual Lap Dance
Spiritual Lap Dance is a performance by visual artist Per Huttner and choreographer and dancer Carima Neusser. The individual members of the audience are invited one by one to sit on a chair in the virtually empty and dark garage. In the dark there will be loud music, spiritual matters addressed and some dancing. The Performance forms a part of Huttner and Neusser’s ongoing investigation into how our lives, technologies, sciences, entertainment and fashion would be different like if humans were endowed with more eyes than the two we currently have. Connected events will be performed in Torrance CA, Mexico City and Sao Paulo in February and March. They collaborate with choreographers, artists and neuroscientists as they travel. For the current event very little of the higher brain functions will be activated.
Spiritual Lap Dance is supported by the Swedish Arts Council and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
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Soon! More Eyes + Speculative journey at The Torrance Art Museum Saturday, February 10 2018
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Together with independent researcher Sandra Gonzales Santos and philosopher of mind Miguel Angel Sebastian, Per Huttner and Carima Neusser will organise a performative guided tour through the marvelous Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City. The goal of shifting the perception and understanding of the world that surrounds us ever so slightly for a small audience of 20 people. Together with independent researcher Sandra Gonzales Santos and philosopher of mind Miguel Angel Sebastian they investigate how having and extra eye attached or integrated to the body open novel perspectives on our every day experience. What would that mean for human anatomy, the body’s movements, our philosophy, technology, fashion and art? They will look into how technology can offer eyes to see and embody experiences that were previously out of reach for us, an exploration that mankind has engaged in since the time of first telescope and microscope. This tradition continues now that man can control rovers on Mars or carry out surgery via the internet using modern technology. Together the four will undertake a speculative journey that will trigger the imagination of the audience and allow philosophy, science and technology studies, visual art and choreography to meet in a fun and challenging way.
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MKP (Tomorrow’s Art Audiences) has been working with students at CICO (Center for Choregraphic Investigation) in Mexico City in January. Together they have been developing new formats for the integration methods from contemporary visual art into education in dance and Choreography. The visit is supported by Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Stockholm stad and the Swedish Arts Council.
Carima Neusser will organize a workshop with the Swedish Visual artist Per Huttner in Mexico City in collaboration with researcher Sandra Gonzales Santos. The workshop brings together participants from visual art, dance and neuroscience and is open to the public. The workshop is a collective investigation into what the every day of human life would be like if our bodies were equipped with more eyes than the two we have. Together we want to speculate on what this shift would mean for the rest of the human anatomy, the body’s movements, our philosophy, technology, fashion and art. We are interested in how this speculative thought experiment can offer new ideas on our current predicament than anything else.