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Barouqe Fables in residency at Dansens Hus, Stockholm

The project Baroque Fables is in residency at Dansens Hus in Stockholm in june with Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Laura Oriol, Isabella Pasqualini, Siri Jennefelt, Mira Svanberg.

The Swedish Arts Grant Comittee supports Baroque Fables

The Swedish Arts Grant Comittee Council supports the project Baroque Fables (working title) in developing the project at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, june 2018. The project is lead by Carima Neusser and includes collaborators from four European countries: Laura Oriol, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Emilia Rota and Isabella Pasqualini,  Siri Jennefelt, Mira Svanberg,

Performance Bash in Stockholm

Welcome to hang out at 7 -11pm, May 19 with dancers, choreographers, visual artists and musicians from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. We invite you to an evening of food and performance that brings together visual art, dance, choreography and contemporary music from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The session is neither an open house, nor dinner, workshop or performance event – it is an open space for conversations, exchanges and the bar is open all night. There is a continuous program throughout the evening. You can drop in at anytime and have a drink, enjoy a performative snack and participate in group performances, watch videos, listen to live music and meet people from different disciplines and places.

The event is the outcome of (and a reflection on) interdisciplinary sessions carried out this spring in Denmark and Finland taking inspiration from Stig Dagerman’s text “Our Need for Conciliation Is Insatiable.” Together the group has explored the text and what can be learned from open-ended experimentation around questions related to metaphysics and cosmology. The group has travelled, cooked, performed, taken hot tubs and saunas together and discussed in order to better understand how we relate to our bodies, disease and death in a society where economy and obedience to regulations are prioritized over human values. Collectively they seek new ways so that art can support the development of meaningful exchanges and dialogues around questions that have no answers.

The group invites You, who is interested in the arts, interdisciplinary exchanges, existential questions and/or collective cooking to join.

Participants in the project: Vanessa Virta, Sara Gurevitsch, Tuuli Malla, Emmi Venna, Alex Rosa, Karon Jonson, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness, Agnes Due, Simone Bang Jørgensen, Emil Krog, John Andrew Wilhite, Per Huttner, Carima Neusser, Gry Tingskog and Stine Frandsen.

The project is initiated by Carima Neusser and Per Huttner. It is supported by Volt 1/17, the Nordic Culture fund and the City of Stockholm. Nordic partners include Medical Museion, Wooloo, Human Hotel, Morgondagens konstpublik, Linnéuniversitet, Wrap and Energiverket.

“Our need for consolation” in Finland

After the successful session in Copenhagen, Carima Neusser with MKP and Vision Forum, will organise a workshop in Finland that takes its starting point from Stig Dagerman’s text ‘Our Need for Consolation’. In a time where art is becoming increasingly politicised, the need for platforms for free artistic practice becomes increasingly important. The most important idea with the project is to promote artistic autonomy.

Of course, art needs to be political, but the problem is that art institutions are under increased pressure to address particular agendas that are dictated by political interests. They in their turn need to ask artists to make art dealing with certain topics – which puts artists in problematic situations.

But rather than imposing political agendas in place, we put constraints in place so that the group get the freedom to engage in open-ended investigation. The organisers put these constraints in place after many long discussions, careful consideration, with clearly formulated questions in mind and based on many years of experience. The constraints are open for discussion and change as the project evolves and as the participants express your thoughts.

The workshop is organised by Carima Neusser and Per Hüttner is created in collaboration with Energiverket in Jakobstad.

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

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, 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.

– 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 

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9Barouqe Fables in residency at Dansens Hus, Stockholm
9The Swedish Arts Grant Comittee supports Baroque Fables
25Performance Bash in Stockholm
25“Our need for consolation” in Finland
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
3More Eyes at OC Oswaldo de Andrade in Sao Paulo
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
13More Eyes: A speculative workshop in Mexico City

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