Rasmus Ölme & Sven-Olov Wallenstein – An Indiscernible Zone Not (Only) A Symposium 2021
"The past 5 years I have been investigating the interface body/place. First with a series of site-specific performances entitled How to Disappear and the past year through the pilot project Utifrån Utåt (From Outside and Outwards). The investigations have been in collaboration with artist Birgitta Burling and philosopher Sven -Olof Wallenstein and the perfor- mances have been done with the performance/research group Svärmen (The Swarm) founded in 2012. The first investigations departed from the idea that cnoamouflage would not just have an evolutionary explanation but could also be understood as a form of inherent mimetic impulse between a being and its surrounding. Changing one’s appearance towards the environment could then be seen as a form of over-identification with it. The boundaries between a creature and its surrounding blur. This blurring between body and place becomes and Indiscernible Zone where the elements become indistinguishable from each other.
The research departs from the supposition that the aesthetic experience is a form of sense-making. Dance’s relation to sense has through history mostly been understood in terms of sensual, sensible or sensuous, but less so to making sense. What if we understand this research as a way for the us to make sense of a place by investigating it through physical movement?"
Not Only: A Symposium on Artistic Research October 28-29 2021
On October 28th and 29th 2021, the International Center for Knowledge in the Arts organized its annual symposium which this time explored how artistic research promotes art as a practice-based form of knowledge, but not only that: it also promotes new artistic spaces for action within and beyond formally defined knowledge cultures.
This event took place on October 29 in the Festsalen of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
Moderator: Natalie Koerner
Streaming, editing: Ignacio Córdoba
Live sound: Karl Stampes