Moving Digits: Augmented Dance for Engaged Audience aims to enhance audience understanding and engagement in contemporary dance performances, and to allow to experience dance in an augmented way (even after the performance). The project also aims to empower dancers, choreographers and technicians with further tools for expression, archival and analysis. The project is a partnership between Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI, Portugal – Lead Partner), Hochschule Düsseldorf (HSD, Germany) and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL, Estonia). Plux(Portugal), Tanzhaus NRW (Germany) and University of Greenwich (UK) are associated partners. The project has a duration of 2 years, starting 1st October 2018.
Human navigate in spaces throughout mapping. These maps are constructed in our brain to direct and identify spatiality. Maps like landscapes, are build in the cognitive, kinetic and sensorial memory of the brain, unconsciously. They content not only physical characteristics of the spaces, but also emotional and imaginative factors, which makes the brain understand spaces. These imaginative maps are often very much different than the actual physical space is, because the imaginative maps are formed with multi-sensorial experience base and the perception is always through the body that moves in space. In this sense, hence moving body with sensorial awareness, shapes its perception of the space. The moving body is in the center of engagement and experience, as well as in-between the physical and imaginative spaces. Like Arendt (1958) describes: space exists only when body appears. Therefore all these maps are in relation to moving body that transforms the spatiality around constantly. This project examines the connection between imaginative and emotional perception, and the actual physical space throughout moving body. It researches answers to the questions about perception of realities in their characteristics. This action of sensing and mapping the space is visualized with technology like motion capturing system. It presents invisible landscapes of mind from the dancers, anticipate the movers way to create mapping of the space and reveals how to maneuvering in spatiality happens by the dancers in real architectural space as well a sin connection to their own perception. E-motional landscapes opens up the various aspects that constitutes the act of mapping like the primar human condition to direct towards light, emotional traces, forms, colors, sounds and social memories. These all together form the constantly transforming and evolving landscapes in the brain of the moving dancers. Concept and choreography: Outi Elena Valanto
Gluten-free, Kangaterian, Super Berry, Inedia, Fat-free, Macrobiotic, Less-sugar, Raw………
Jungle of the choices. How to survive alive?
The piece describes the subject that everyone deals with consciously or subconsciously every day. Those decisions that a single person does to live the lifestyle of their choice. How nowadays an individual can feel lost in these constant overmuch of offers and ideas what is right for a healthy and happy life. This piece underlines the idea of the food and diet captivating too much place in our present society. Food and various diet culture has taken the role of a religion in people’s behaviour, it rules and forms the ongoing actions and reforms the social interaction. Food culture and eating habits changes how to perceive the world. This piece researches the accurate question of the ideal human; Does the diet sculpture the part of the acceptable person in the eyes of society? Can society determine frames of dutiful and desirable human? The piece researches also the water-thin-line between diets and eating disorders. It tries to find answers why eating disorders are less acceptable sicknesses in the society than other disease of affluence, even though all of them are product of this modern lifestyle. This piece doubts who has a right to play with food, when at the same time millions of people are dying for the hunger. Through the biographical and collected individual stories the piece gives a view for these topics in personal as well in bigger scale.
ABOUT KOHDE COLLECTIVE
Kohde Collective is in a mission to offer more accessible art. It targets themes that are present movements in the society, through-out high-quality art. In the practice of the Kohde Collective, the movement is juxtapostioning the other art mediums. Subjects which are, at the same time reachable for the wider audience, but hence evolving from the Kohde Collective individual perspective are addressed. Kohde collective operates in community art and social engaged art fields.
Co-operation with Kultursciok Residency Domicella Italy and Bakelit Theater Hungary.
PERFORMANCES: March 2019 Bakelit Theater Budapest, September 2019 Ars Libera Gallery Kuopio and Asbestos Arts Space Helsinki, Finland
MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS are part of this projects that are hold for eating disorder patients and teenagers in the location of the performances.
CONCEPT AND CHOROEGRAPHY: Virva Torkko and Outi Elena Valanto
SOUND: Juan Munoz Bulla
Inspired by the photography of Donald Rodney this multimedia exhibition thematizes actual questions of Belonging and the definition and structures of home.
Dance encounters sculpture, sculpture encounters sound and sound encounters painting.
The audio installation generates an imaginary field, which creates a soundscape, where the movements of the single sound elements and the movements of the observer, dancer or visitor are building an unhierarchic nonideological system or home.
Choreographer and Contemporary Dancer Outi Elena Valanto, Sound Artist Sascha Kregel and Painter and Sculptor Christopher Gerberding explore the physical and subjective state of belonging in space, in a landscape or in a society, familiar structure. It observes how the emotions, memories, and senses affect the perception of home.
„When light enters a space, space begins to exist, from an unknown to a known state of being. What if feelings and body are the real origins of the human being? Is the time the matter that revolutionizes the incognito space to be something familiar, a habitat?“
Outi Elena Valanto
This piece offers perspective where movement and sensitivity can embody the origin land. Perhaps belonging is longing something non-material to a non-territory. A state that is a product of imagination. With dance, soundscape, painting, and installation this piece examines the eternal inquiries of humanity and provides a platform for the audience to individual reflection.
Redesigning public space with natural light installation.
Tilburg, Holland 2018
cooperation Fontys University
improvisation performance and installation
With Kåre Holgersson
Videoart: Kåre Holgersson
Performance October 2019 Tanzhaus NRW
Photos by: Stephan Jürgens
Residency and showing Soltumatu Tantsulava Tallinn August 2018
Photos by: Stephan Jürgens