» SENSING LANDMARKS
Sensing Landmarks is a continuation of the projects Baroque Architecture Submission and Gold All in My Veins. The project is a multidisciplinary and multisensory investigation into diverse architectural sites. The project brings together dance, visual art, architecture, music, and poetry with the aim of creating multi sensorial guided tours in three Nordic countries. The method challenges notions about how we experience the world through our senses. For each site scripts, choreography, dance, music, video and scenography is developed along with specific foods and drink to create experiences for the five senses. Local people are invited to participate in the creative process who have specific knowledge about or who feel a sense of love for the place.
Suomenlinna, October, 2021
The group began their collective investigations at the Nordic Culture Point’s facilities at Suomenlinna, a sea fortress and Unesco World Heritage Site built on eight islands near Helsinki. Here they investigated the monuments, bastions, squares, tunnels and the surrounding nature as well as new reconstructions such as saunas and meeting halls of the old military buildings. The work was an opportunity to find new perspectives on Suomenlinna unique architecture and history in a creative and innovative way.
Choreography and dance: Carima Neusser
Composition and live sound: John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal
Tour guide and visual artist: Carola Uehlken
The project at Suomenlinna was developed in partnership with The Nordic Culture Point.
See trailer for Sensing Landmarks at Suomenlinna here
Bergen School of Architecture, October, 2022
The collective performance 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.
Choreography: Carima Neusser.
Created and performed by: Yohei Hamada.
Composition and live sound: John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal. Else Olsen Storesund.
Tour guide and visual artist: Carola Uehlken.