“In my work the question about how we relate to our own body and the space around us is central. I make changes in these relationships.
In my movement studies, I try to investigate new ways of appropriating space by using elements from that space in order to keep the body alert in that space. It is a construction in which our thinking, experiences, body and space enter into a new relationship with each other. Relationships that are not practical or effective but poetic, dreamy and alienating.
Last summer I travelled to Scotland to search for new material. I became fascinated by the behaviour of frogs. A frog is an amphibious animal that lives on land as well as in the water. The special thing about frogs is that they do not perceive you in space if you do not move. From a frog’s point of view, you don’t exist if you don’t move.
In the spring of 2019, I want to do physical examinations about whether the spatial perspective of the frog can teach us something about how we understand and experience human concepts of space and motion.”
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