The Membrane Project 2017 -­ 2019

Choreographic encounters with the human and non-human

The membrane project is a series of works dealing with human identity though the en­counter with otherness. Meetings materialized in three works that in different ways stages the punctured human ego as a means towards sensitivity across biological diversity as well as between humans.

The philosopher Bruno Latour points to modern man's delusion that the market system stands above the ecosystem. He stresses the need to do away with the boundlessness or the notion that our space is infinite, and that each of us can satisfy our needs without making an imprint. The same line of thought recurs in several publications of the artist and theorist Donna Haraway, an exceptional voice in the current movement in the arts and sciences to-­‐ wards inter cognition between human and the non-­‐human.

Donna Haraway suggests, that when we ‘become with’ one another in new ways, we shift who and what we consider as qualified and relevant for political life. The making of productive encounters that decenter the human and place it outside of itself is said to present a ground upon which the future – future ethics, future politics – can be open.

Being open to biologies and biological processes that do what and go where our bodies can-­‐ not, thereby puts us in intimate conversation with both the limits of ‘the human’ and the vast potential of life outside it.

There is a promising autre-­mondialisation to be learned in retying some of the knots of ordinary multispecies living on earth.”
Donna Haraway

These thoughts form the philosophical fundament and inspiration for the choreographic works in The Membrane Project

The Membrane Project marks the desire to also challenge the working methods as well as the format of our choreographic work. Dealing with ecology and sustainability makes it highlily relevant to consider ways of producing. Our goal is to use ecological sustainable production methods as well as to consider the environmental impact of technology and material in our production.