Urban Dance is a series of performative events describing how architecture and in further extent the city, can be translated into a body movement, into a choreography.
Amalgam is a personal interpretation of the city of London, through photography, dance and sound, during my first 7 months of living in the city. Situated in Liverpool Street, Regent's Street and Brick Lane, 'Amalgam' captures the idea of production, consumption and 'situation' respectively, that define London's culture.
Through photography London is portrayed as a big construction site where workers are not wearing uniforms anymore but costumes. Everyone struggles to serve the 'production' offering services and creating a metropolis of strange contradictions between the old and the new.
Through video London is described as a weirdly controllable, coexistence of cultures, civilisations and social classes to an extent where one could loose his identity. It is the place where entertainment is deeply rooted in consumption. On the other hand, London is a prolific platform where 'situations' are generated, where one can find the odd and the unexpected, and where 'chances' are given.
The choreography is a personal bodily interpretation of London and in further extent a behavioural outcome of the city's urbanity.
The sound describes the basic emotional state in London and establishes the succession of events throughout the video.
Finally, London is depicted as a strange 'amalgam' of contradictory but still coexisting idiosyncrasies of objects, behaviours, and statuses.