Dansehallerne X Den Frie
Dansehallerne and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art presents a choreographic exhibition.
We have invited six exciting artists from the USA, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Denmark for a choreographic exhibition in which the visitors can move around as they please. In two out of the six presented artworks, dancers play an essential role. Fält by Adèle Essle Zeiss (SE) is an installation of floating bodies and in Already Unmade by Andros Zins-Browne (US) the dancers deconstruct their physical practice in a durational performance.
Two of the other artworks combine choreography and visual arts. In a new installation by choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi (FI), and in Conspiracy Archives where Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir’s (IS/DE) somatic dance and choreography come to life through advanced technology (created in collaboration with Susan Kozel, Jeannette Ginslov and Keith Lim).
In the last two pieces, the visitors become the artworks themselves which enable the works to be constantly reinterpreted by different bodies. In STAGE, the visual artist Christian Falsnaes (DK) invites the visitors on stage where they through headphones are guided to perform a choreography. In Black Yoga Screaming Chamber, Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson (IS) invite the visitors into a padded black chamber in which they can scream their frustrations away or scream to free their minds.
Dance and choreography have always existed in the tension-field in between artforms. Choreographic artworks can sometimes be categorized both as art and as theatre, and at the same time be something specifically other. The definition of a choreographic exhibition is how the choreographic works interact with the visitors. Or the other way around, how the visitors interact with the works. The goal is that the guests behave as they would in a conventional art gallery setup. The works have no start nor a finish. You can just walk through, and browse, or linger with one piece for as long as you want. Due to restrictions caused by the corona virus, the vernissage is cancelled.
The visitors are free to move.
To move from room to room.
As much time as they need.
The art pieces.
Get their space.
Have their space.
The moving in space.
Choreography: the art of organizing movements.
Realizing potential movements. Movements, time and space equals dance. Or life. Or wind.
Dance without choreography.
Choreography without dance.
Dance without dance.
Dance without wind.
Choreography on its own.
Dance without time.
Dance to the end of time.
Exhibition of choreography.
The visitor moves in the spaces.
Free to move.
The art move.
The wind move.
The earth move.
The universe move.
Move. Float. Scream. Undo.
Manifesto Close Encounters 2020
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Den Frie show the latest in contemporary art. The house functions as a platform for contemporary art productions with participation of a great variety of artists and close dialogue between artworks, artists and audience.
You can purchase tickets at the box office located at the entrance of Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.