BODIES OF WATER

 

Bodies of water (Tensta konsthall, 2018) is a choreographic installation and performance where performers are ongoing doing Petterssons water practice while following a scripted score. The choreography departs from the invitation by British curator Hannah Zafiropouloz invitation to react on the writing in Russian Marxist and activist Alexandra Kollentai. From Kollentais writing on love Pontus and Hannah arrived at Aistrida Neimanis text Hydrofeminism; Or, becoming a body of water where as Pontus started working on a practice and choreography that could develop these texts in a performative and active way. The result became a practice that tries to embody/become water, on a molecular level at the same time through language and relational tactics; What if the water in me is the same water in you?

The performance is a 3 hour long choreography orginally set in Spanish artist Dora Garcias new exhibition Red Love at Tensta konstall. With a mix of dancers and non dancers the bodies seems to merge, almost with a clue they move in masses and individually. A particular dance, looking like dance, still something is lost, or something new is happening in the dance. It is the molecular majority of water being both the material and the mediator in the work.

Dancers: Klara Utke Acs, Andrea Svensson, Karina Sarkissova, Robert Malmborg, David Stridh, Peter Mills, Sybrig Dokter, Hanna Strandberg, Jorun Kugelberg