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Baroque Fables (working title) in Paris

The research project Baroque Fables (working title) lead by choreographer Carima Neusser travels to Paris to work with architect Isabella Pasqualini and dancer and choreographer Laura Oriol.

The project draws inspiration from baroque architecture and the Swedish fable (the children’s book author Elsa Beskow in particular.) The projects want to bring together the two in order to investigate what we can learn about our cultures and our bodies from this unexpected meeting. Architecture is closely connected to the sculpture that we find in these buildings. We will therefore look into the baroque sculptor Bernini and revisit pictures from Elsa Beskow‘s books. By looking at the two together we develop methods for movement while reflecting on our bodies.

Our need for consolation in Copenhagen April 20-22

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.

Partners and visits include Wooloo, Human Hotel, Medical Museion and Danseatelier.

The project is supported by Stockholm stad, Nordic Culture Fund and 1/17 Volt at Nordic Culture Point.

The Swedish Arts Council supports Baroque Fables (working titel)

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.

 

Spiritual Lapdance and the EEG-synth at La Vilette, Paris

Spiritual Lapdance will join forces with the EEGsynth team and Daniela de Paulis Cogito project at La folie numerique.

The program:

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.

More Eyes at OC Oswaldo de Andrade in Sao Paulo

 

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.

With:
– 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

Spiritual Lap Dance at The Winslow Garage, Los Angeles

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

more info here 

More Eyes at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles

Soon! More Eyes + Speculative journey at The Torrance Art Museum Saturday, February 10 2018

More information here

More Eyes at the Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City

Together with independent researcher Sandra Gonzales Santos and philosopher of mind Miguel Angel SebastianPer 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.

more information here

 

MKP AT CICO IN MEXICO CITY

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.

More Eyes: A speculative workshop in Mexico City

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.



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2018
April
24Baroque Fables (working title) in Paris
24Our need for consolation in Copenhagen April 20-22
9The Swedish Arts Council supports Baroque Fables (working titel)
9Spiritual Lapdance and the EEG-synth at La Vilette, Paris
March
3More Eyes at OC Oswaldo de Andrade in Sao Paulo
January
31Spiritual Lap Dance at The Winslow Garage, Los Angeles
31More Eyes at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles
31More Eyes at the Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City
31MKP AT CICO IN MEXICO CITY
13More Eyes: A speculative workshop in Mexico City


2017
September
2Carima Neusser at Vallastaden 2017
1Tomorrow’s Art Audiences at Hallwylska
July
1The End of the Bean in France