Dansehallerne and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art presents a choreographic exhibition.
Close Encounters is a meeting between contemporary art and choreography. The two have a long and fruitful relationship. Choreographers are increasingly invited into museum and gallery spaces, and the boundaries between performing and visual arts have never been more fluid. This edition of Close Encounters is a choreographic exhibition, and it looks into choreography as practice and as expression in relation to the conventions of the exhibition space.
The six works of the exhibition are all durational and accessible for the full extent of the opening hours. Visitors can move around and interact with the works – as much as they like, for as long as they like. The works present different approaches and perspectives on audience, body, movement, contemporary art and choreography, and contribute – each one and together – to unfold the format of the choreographic exhibition.
Dancers and their bodies play an essential role in Fält by Adèle Essle Zeiss, which is an installation of floating bodies, and in Already Unmade by Andros Zins-Browne where the dancer de-constructs his physical practice. Choreography and visual arts are combined in Cranky Chunks by Sonja Jokiniemi, and in Conspiracy Archives where Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir’s somatic dance and choreography comes to life through advanced technology. In STAGE by Christian Falsnaes visitors are encouraged to take the stage, and guided through headphones, to perform a choreography. In Black Yoga Screaming Chamber by Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson visitors are invited to scream their frustrations away in a padded black chamber.
This is the third edition of Close Encounters presented by Dansehallerne in collaboration with Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art.
Adèle Essle Zeiss (SE)
Andros Zins-Browne (US)
Christian Falsnaes (DK)
Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson (IS)
Sonja Jokiniemi (FI)
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttirs (IS/DE)