Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir → Spotted

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in 2014, Allmän information, ARKIV

English below

Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir – Spotted
I Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttirs nya performanceverk ”Spotted” är dansarna fast i en utmattad kropp, en utmattning som är ett resultat av det högvisuella och prestationsinriktade samhället. Denna kropp kan liknas vid en bräddfull container, så full att den inte längre kan bryta ned eller bearbeta det massiva informationsflödet. Det sipprar in utan kontroll eller medvetenhet. Förstelnade, nästan likt stilleben, får dansarna oss att ifrågasätta tillstånd som berör oss på ett direkt personligt plan: integritet, exploatering och isolering. Duettverket är en del av “Blind Spotting Performance Seri”, en serie som består av “Blind Spotting”, en performance med en ursprungsensemble bestående av åtta dansare vars premiär hölls i Sophiensaele theater i Berlin våren 2014, “Blind Spotting – filmversionen”, en konstfilm av Antoine Verbièse från originalföreställningen, duetten “Spotted” som hade premiär hösten 2014 under Slinganturnén, och soloinstallationen “In the Blind Spot” (med premiär i 2015).

Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir – Spotted
In Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir new performance ”Spotted”, the performers are trapped inside the exhausted common body. A result of the visual and achievement orientated society. In “Spotted”, this body is captured as an overflowing container. So full that it can not anymore digest, make sense or work through all the external information it receives. As well as all that seeps into it without any subjective control or awareness. Numb and leaking, on the verge of passing as still lives, the performers make us question topics that relate to us directly such as privacy, intimacy, exploitation and isolation.
The duet performance “Spotted” belongs to the “Blind Spotting Performance Seri“ which includes at this point; “Blind Spotting”, a performance with an original cast of 8 dancers which premiered at the Sophiensaele theater in Berlin spring 2014, “Blind Spotting- film version”, an artistic film by Antoine Verbièse created from the original 8 dancers performance, the duet performance “Spotted” premiered in autumn 2014 during Slingan tour, and the solo installation performance “In the Blind Spot” (due to premiere in 2015).

Touring dates
12-15 June “Blind Spotting” at Sophiensaile theater Berlin, Germany
8 August “Blind Spotting – film version” at keðjaMariehamn 2014, Åland Islands, Finland
-27-28 August “Blind Spotting” at LÓKAL and Reykjavik Dance Festival Reykjavik, Iceland
18-19 November “Spotted” at Atalante Gothenburg, Sweden
22-23 November “Spotted” at MDT theater Stockholm, Sweden
26-27 November “Spotted” Dansstationen Malmö, Sweden
14 March 2015 “Blind Spotting” at Bora Bora Aarhus Jutland, Denmark
– “Spotted” at WUK performing arts Vienna, Austria