Nea Landin is an artist working within the fields of contemporary dance, performance art, installation art, theatre, and technology. Nea got her education from Balettakademien Stockholm as well as through courses in choreography, philosophy and Klein technique at Stockholm Uni Arts, and computer programming at Konstfack.
“My artistic research is centered around the exploration of fantasy and meaning making in the digital and digitized age. I am interested in how somatic and semiotic experiences are and can be altered through our interactions with technology. My work combines dance, choreography, visual arts and computer programming.”
As a dancer, Nea has performed in Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Tunisia, Denmark and Finland, and collaborated with artists such as Adèle Essle Zeiss, Robin Jonsson, Uncover Choreography, Claire Parsons, Noah Hellwig, Iraqi Bodies, Christina Tingskog, Scott Cazan, Toby Kassell & Ingeborg Zackariassen, Valencia James, Ron Howell & Graham Vick.
WHAT DOES THE SITE RESIDENCY ENABLE YOU TO DO?
This residency provides me with a stable workplace, a support system, access to space for physical as well as digital research, and the possibility to connect with other artists. The opportunity to follow each other’s work and act as support systems for each other feels special and rare, and I believe it will strengthen my individual practice as well.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT?
I am currently working on a new participatory piece, “Mobiliserad”, together with Gabriel Widing, which will start touring later this fall. I am also wrapping up two works for iMKonsthall, a mobile gallery run by Northern Sustainable Futures. “Celestial Bodies”, a VR experience that I am developing together with Robin Jonsson, and “Respawn Valley”, a game-like immersive installation which I am creating together with Gabriel Widing.
As a performer, I am currently working with Robin Jonsson on a new piece called “Newcomers” which will premiere in November through Dansens Hus.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FURTHER DEVELOP DURING YOUR RESIDENCY AT SITE?
I would like to advance my production skills, such as application writing, budgeting, establishing contact with venues, and marketing. Artistically, I want to spend time further exploring relationships between digital reality and humans, and the potentials for choreography in cyberspace. I want to continue exploring the web as a performative site, and also dive deeper into AR and VR work.