Generously supported by Writing Movement 2.0 New York April 2018
Instant composition, transgressions and transmogrifying
“I find myself dancing on a roof in front of a camcorder, or rather; I place myself on the roof with the intention to improvise, or rather; I place the camcorder in the window framing the roof and my imagined moving body, or rather; I find myself with a slight anxiety standing barefoot in a room with wooden floor looking out through the window, gripping the camera, putting it on a tripod and push rec, letting instant composing lead me through transgressions and transmogrifying to communicate and create.”
KOREOARTscape is a subjective exploration of the society through contemporary choreography, camcorder, public art and site-specific history. The origin of the work is Esperi’s interest in which bodies and art forms are represented in public realm. She explicitly wants to challenge and dismantle how the female body is represented, presented and conducted by cultural and economic mechanisms. Esperi aim to create dialogues, in and about public space, where the encounter between the artefact and the viewer may constitute temporary ”space times” for conversations scrutinizing where and how citizens can be given and claim a place in public space. Benedikte Esperi – Artistic director, multi-disciplinary performance artist, choreographer and lecturer. Her ideological stands and artistic practice focuses on contradictions, activist’s movements, power structures and artistic freedom / autonomy. Her intention is to challenge and explore the boundaries of choreography and corporeal positions in shared societies / public realms.
”The predominance of performative, ritual and choreographic modes of social cohesion in a given society does not necessarily lead to the emergence of a critical vocabulary for articulating or critiquing that society’s choreography. Indeed, it seems that some distance-the distance of cross-cultural transmission and translation, perhaps-is necessary if such a critical discourse is to arise.” – Andrew Hewitt , Social Choreography