Went to Bergen for an intense project-in-the making-meeting. A lot of theatre, potentially across borders. Wanted to implement ideas on "affective assemblages" and "pluralized archives" in relation under-explored dance histories. Ate stockfish. Felt dizzy.
Inspiering to share ideas at the airports in Bergen and Copenhagen with Kim Skjoldager-Nielsen (author of Over the Threshold, Into the World: Experiences of Transcendence in the Context of Staged Events:https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1237742&dswid=4038) about the multisensory as critical topic and research field. Laughed at the view over a mountin (berg in Norwegian) and the text "Bergen?" in yellow. Explained the Saturday Scenography blog idea: things I like, the unexpected, the inspiering, scenographing webs of relations. Will share texts.
Out of Bergen, sent through my chapter: "Scenografisk sinnlighet: I fält med stadens dansare" [ask me for the English version! Scenographic sensualism: In the field with the city dancers], Humanister i fält, edited by Åsa Arping, Christer Ekholm, Katarina Leppänen, Lir Skrifter: Göteborg, 2016, 121-129. https://gup-lab.ub.gu.se/publication/243113.
Will continue to read Rachel Hann's Beyond Scenography on "the potential for assemblages of bodies and objects - whether tents and barricades, flash mobs and their surroundings - to enact speculative or renewed politics through the very act of being with place [...] Scenographic activism, following this model, can enact speculative politics through the potential of place orientation to reorientate how bodies and materials, power and place, relate to one another (p. 116). A way of thinking that potentially can be really helpful for exploring archival traces after past (but not dead) independent, activist, and more... performance.