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.
“The Artist Home Away” reflects on what the artist’s role could or should be in contemporary society as well as how the dialogue between artist and their audiences can become more dynamic. It does so from the perspective of how we look at work, private life and how the two interact. The artwork is presented at “Vallastaden 2017,” an international architectural expo that looks for dynamic solutions for future living.
Selected events from the program:
– Sixten Nielsen from Human Hotel lectures and works with students from Linköping University.
– Installtaions and presentations by participating artists Lise Yuen Kolstad and Li Xiaofei,
– Carima Neusser, Siri Jennefelt. and Per Hüttner perform for and create workshops in dialogue with students from Linköping University.
The project is organised with Tomorrow’s Art Audience, supported by Linköpings universitet, Nordic Culture Fund as well as 1/17 Volt. More info here.
Tomorrow’s Art Audiences is an ongoing research project that investigates how the methods of contemporary art can revitalise education and learning among the young. We are collaborating with young creators at St. Eriksgymnasiet and Kristofferskolan in Stockholm. We develop new methodologies in cooperation with Lars Palm at the Linnéuniversity. We acknowledge that all private and public sites have different layers of stories. Some are obvious, while others require closer scrutiny to become visible. The project shows how artistic methods and strategies can be used in a site-specific survey where hidden stories are made visible. The process thus shows how we can create an understanding of our world. There will be public presentations at Hallwylska museet in central Stockholm, September 20, 1-7pm.