Walking, Talking Minerals

2 May 2022      
O-Overgaden for samtidskunst 

Copenhagen

Walking, Talking Minerals is a context-specific dance performance realized in two different spatial-institutional contexts; black box and white cube. 
All spaces are danced as a landscape-score by performer Mirte Bogaert and sounded by Johan August Dyrløv Høegh.


 

Credits 

Concept, scenography & costume
Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh
 

Performer
Mirte Bogaert
 

Sound design
Johan August Dyrløv Høegh 

 

Sound technician 

Tobias Grann

 

3D printed plastic object

91-92
 

Production
Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College

Photos

Rita Christina Biza

 

Huge thanks to
Sidsel Graffer, Philipp Schulte, Serge von Arx & Karen Erika Earle Kipphoff 


 

Ongoing research  and  durational performance of materials

The first manifestation, WTM#01, was a performative scenography in Palmera Gallery in Bergen during Meteor International Theater Festival 2021. Recycled plastic object 3D-printed by 91-92.

 

The second, WTM#02, was a performative scenography in the black box of Norwegian Theatre Academy, March 4, 2022.
The black box hosted an encounter between sand, tool, dancer and architecture/institution – displaying the power dynamic within that spatio-temporal assemblage and how it fictionalized materials.

 

The third, WTM#03, is a durational performative scenography in O-Overgaden Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2, 2022. This context will host an encounter between sand, tools, body and the exhibition “Wild, Warm and Cautious” of artist Annette Holdensen. Asking questions to the power dynamic within that spatio-temporal assemblage – the curation between artworks and through it questioning the role of the scenographer as an independent artist.

 

The choreography focuses on the body as a machine, extended by tools, considering the power with which humans work materials – and to an equal extent – how humans are overpowered by it. The concept has considered one material: stone, worked to different degrees by a human body creating different materializations: stone, gravel and grained into sand.



 

The dancer is the scenographer

The choreography draws the space –
in materials

The performer dances the space