Sara Lindström is a freelance artist. Her artistic practice is one of dance and choreography in its broadest manifestations, from live performance and film to site-specific work and installations. Some recurring subjects in Sara’s work are body and its representation, notions of authorship, the potential of imagination and the relationship between performer and audience. Parallel to her own work she regularly collaborates as a performer and dramaturge with other artistsand companies,in production and research-basedpractises. After having lived and worked in London for 10 years, Sara is now based in Stockholm since 2012 where she lives with her partner and daughter.
WHAT DOES THE SITE RESIDENCY ENABLE YOU TO DO?
A residency at SITE enables me to have a workspace with colleaguesand to be part of an artistic and creative community in Stockholm. It’s an opportunity to form new networks and to develop as an artist and maker throughexchangewith other artists and professionals at SITE.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT?
At the moment I’m working on a film,exploringthe simplicity and complexity in what makes us dance.I will work withmembers of the community in Leeds,who will dance to their favorite track in front of the camera and with whom I will explore this relationship further. The projectwill culminate in a video installation and short filmco-produced by Yorkshire Dance.It will premiere in UK and Sweden autumn 2016.
During my residency at SITE I willalso start research of a new stage work, looking at voice and it’s possibilities of extending movement and narratives of the body, through kinaesthetic and aesthetic properties of sound.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FURTHER DEVELOP DURING YOUR RESIDENCY AT SITE?
I’d liketo push myself to openup my practicefor others during the makingprocess, rather than towards the end, something I believe SITE is a perfect platform for.
I also wish to improve my organizational skills and be able to better manage time planning on a long-term basis.
The residency aims to enable artistic and organizational development, through free access to office space and studio time as well as counselling. Please contact Anne-Sofie Ericsson for more information.