Close encounters vol. 2

Togetherness, gatherings, movements and traces

Four days with international performative works and installations that invite you as an audience and observer into a co-creational sphere. It all takes place at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, with threads into the city of Copenhagen. Sound images on local radio frequencies will add a complimentary dimension. Togetherness, sensuous experiences, social encounters, provocations and the traces and spaces we create in the world are all in focus.

Babies can explore an imaginative world created by rustling paper bags. You can grab a pen and write while you will be woven into a choreographic work. Forms of feelings and feelings of forms overlap, and it might be unclear if what you feel is coming from you or to you.

In a sculptural landscape, bodies move with a drawing instrument as a kind of headgear. Social participa­tion manifests itself figuratively. A collective body may emerge when you in another work get equipped with headphones and engage in a movement sequence which emanates from traces of other people´s life.

On streets and alleys, people will pass by artists, who individually or together, are in motion on their respective routes. What behavior is accepted and expected by most? Are we all co-responsible for creating the public space, whilst making a daily choreography with our doings? This is a festival of joy and beauty, of provocations and investigations. Come and be seduced!

4 intense days of present and participatory works where we invite the audience to come closer. There will be experiences for all ages, even for the youngest. Do also join us for artist talks and Books on the Move – the travelling and online bookstore for dancers, movers and thinkers.


Performances and installations

Dance performance and exploration for babies by Räserbyrån (SE)

Writing atelier in a choreographic work by Alix Eynaudi (AU)

Performance and Installation by Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK)

Performance and Installation by Stella Geppert (DE)

Performance and Radio Transmission by hello!earth (DK)

Performance at public spaces in Copenhagen by Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet / Les gens d’Uterpan (FR)

Much more information will follow soon.

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, CPH

Rustle / Fotograf Elizaveta Penkova