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September 9–September 11
Collaborative Contaminations is a new piece by Rósa Ómarsdóttir in collaboration with Hákon Pálsson. This work is both an installation and performance. During the day guests can visit and interact with the installation, and in the evening at 8pm Rósa performs in the space.
In this work they explore how the behavior of water is altered through different contaminations? What happens if we think of contaminations as a collaborative event?
In the performance, Rósa explores transformations that occur through the encounter of water with various materials. Using choreographic methods, she creates a dance of water, air, sound and pigment. Clean water gets contaminated and transforms into uncanny and magical landscapes. images of cell-like microcosmos, aurora borealis, a boiling terrain and vast galaxies arise and are choreographed together with live soundscapes made from water and ice.
Performance: 9th, 10th and 11th of September
Doors at 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Admission is 2.000 kr.
The installation will be open from 1pm -6pm on Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th of September.
Concept, choreography and performance: Rósa Ómarsdóttir
Light and projection: Hákon Pálsson
Co-production and support: Reykjavík Dance Festival
This work was made in the context of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Rósa’s fellowship is funded by the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the special program »NEUSTART KULTUR« (BKM) and the State Capital of Stuttgart.
Rósa Ómarsdóttir is an Icelandic dancer and choreographer who works between Iceland, Belgium and Germany. She graduated from PARTS in Brussels in 2014 and has since then created several performances which have been presented around Europe. She has been been nominated several times for the Icelandic Theatre Awards Gríman and awarded in the category Choreography of the Year.
In her artistic practice she explores human and non-human encounters, searching for non-anthropocentric narratives. Her ongoing research deals with finding an ecosystem of humans, objects and invisible forces, exploring the power dynamics which occur in those encounters. Her work is interdisciplinary, interweaving choreography with live sound-production and dynamic scenography. Her work engages with a feminist approach to dramaturgy and performance, enhancing vulnerable and fluctuating tendencies in her choreography, and the decentring of overpowering human and masculine dispositions in performative practices.
Hákon Pálsson is a cinematographer, photographer and stage light designer. He has worked across many disciplines and genres in film, multimedia and stage.
His collaborations with Isaac Julien, Playtime and Stones Against Diamonds, for which he provided cinematography, have been shown in museums and galleries across the world.
He was nominated for Gríman Theatre Awards for Light Design for the work Spills by Rósa, and was awarded BAFTA New Talent Awards for cinematography for the short film No More Shall We Part.