the boundless body
The performance is a participatory choreography for Bacterias and Humans. It is also a performance that runs over a period of one month.
The human species is a biological success. Our bodies are a living buzz of cells, viruses, fungi and bacteria, and we are expanding enormously across the globe.
With LIVE recoil performance group is beginning a study of the microscopic organisms that effortlessly crisscross between us. Over a period of two weeks the participants in the LIVE laboratory will go on an exploration with their own bodies, they will look into the perforated borders between individuals; they will examine the boundless body. On the two final days the laboratory will welcome the last participant: The audience.
The culmination of two weeks of research from an international team consisting of an artist and an engineer in biotechnology, both associated with Biomedia Art, as well as a choreographer, a scenographer, a dancer, a dramaturg and a performer.
An open laboratory, an informal get-together, and a performance lecture where the team wishes to share their process with an inaugurated audience and receive active input to the study of the collectivistic forces that live in our bodies.
The start of a two-year choreographic and microbiological examination of the human body as habitat for microbiomes, added human consciousness and ethical considerations. LIVE is the first of a series of research periods and workshops prior to the premiere of recoil performance group’s performance in 2017.
Engineer in biotechnology, interaction designer and management consultant: Martin Malthe Borch
Scenographer, artist: Annesofie Norn
Dancer: Hilde I. Sandvold
Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard
Dramaturge: Inge Agnete Tarpgaard
Performer: Taneli Törmä
Artist, designer: Pei-Ying Lin
The performance premiered on 21st & 22nd November 2015 at Laboratoriescenen, Dansehallerne and was presented on the Click Festival 2016
LIVE is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation
LIVE logo Image: Søren Meisner / Fotos: Pei-Ying Lin