SITE Nordic Residency is an initiative from SITE and the foundation for a new Nordic Residency Center at Konstverket in Farsta, made possible by support from Nordic Culture Point – Nordic/Baltic Mobility Programme.
We are very happy to announce that the Nordic Residency 2021 will welcome Olmeulmad Collective from Estonia and Body Cartography/Olive Bieringa & Otto Ramstad from Norway.
SITE Nordic Residency focuses specifically on artists and collectives working in the contemporary dance and performance field who research new formats and methods in interaction with the audience and the local community. The artists will work at SITE for 3-4 weeks each and also arrange several public events during their residency. The residencies are planned for early spring – summer 2021. Look out for further news about their arrival!
At the heart of the surreal world and expressions of “Olmeulmad” is a movement that affirms the bodily experience, imaginative everyday elements, and place-specific experiments with bodies, space, and materials. The core of “Olemeulmad” dance collective consisting of Age Linkmann, Arolin Raudva, Maarja Tõnisson, and Raho Aadla, was formed during dance studies in the Department of Performing Arts in Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu and the group took the name “Olmeulmad” in August 2014.
”We are excited to start the residency in SITE, firstly because we can’t wait to start creating and developing our new work, but also to have a space free of our everyday rhythms to fully commit to each other and share also the mundane moments with each other as the mundane magic is the base for our work. We have been friends and co-creators for a long time but as we are all freelance performing artists, it is a true blessing and a luxury to have a space for a whole month for creating and living together.
In addition to our own plans and doings, we would be very happy to meet the local artists, producers and experience the art scene. We are interested in getting to know the system of the performing arts in Sweden and also finding out what changes are happening in the field.”
For more information visit: instagram.com/olmeulmad/
Olive Bieringa& Otto Ramstad – BodyCartography Project
Olive Bireinga founded the BodyCartography Project in 1998, which she codirects with Otto Ramstad. The mission of BodyCartography Project is to engage with the vital materiality of our bodies and minds. Together they create dance in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes. Their work is rooted in experimental dance, somatics, and socially engaged practice and play.
”We are very excited to begin our residency at SITE. We will continue the development of our work Resisting Extinction, which we began around and in the Oslo fjord, in a new community and landscape. We would love to have many different people join us as test audiences. We are cultivating practices to support our collective evolution, crack open our denial, and allow our bodies to process this ecological crisis we have created.”
Olive & Otto
SITE Nordic Residency offers residency periods for 2 artists or collectives from the Nordic / Baltic Region in Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden. The residency focuses specifically on artists and collectives working in the contemporary dance and performance field, who research new formats and methods in interaction with the audience and the local community. SITE Nordic Residency provides the artists/groups 3-4 weeks of working space with full-on support.
SITE Nordic Residency started in 2018 and with support from Nordic Culture Point and The City of Stockholm we were able to welcome 3 artist groups: Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi from Norway, W A U H A U S from Finland, and Together Alone from Sweden with international guests
Questions and more information, contact:
Emelie Johansson, Project Manager
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