Diorama|Performance by Ingri Fiksdal

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Performance by Ingri Fiksdal
Location: National Library of Romania
Date: 28 & 29 October 2023
Time: 5pm
Free entrance

WASP Studios presents for the first time in Bucharest, DIORAMA, a performance coordinated by the Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse Foundation, following a workshop with Romanian and Norwegian dancers, organized at WASP Working Art Space and Production
The event is organized in the frame of EMERGING TOWARDS (FUTURE), by WASP Studios, in partnership with Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse.
With the Diorama performance series, particular views of natural and urban landscapes in various cities and contexts are “staged”. The word diorama means through that which is seen, from the Greek di- (through) + orama (that which is seen, a sight). Diorama often refers to a three-dimensional model of a landscape, such as those displayed in museums of natural history. Another use of the word is for the French diorama theatre invented by Louis Daguerre in 1822, where the audience were sat watching large landscape paintings transform through skilfully manipulated light. Later, sound effects and live performers were added to the images. In the Diorama performances, Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which she alters or interferes with a particular view and its context. The performances reflect on the passing of time, on the slow change in landscape, and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human.Through scenography as an ecological practice and particular intervention, DIORAMA shows reflect on the connection and interdependence between the human body and the urban landscape. The music is composed by the Norwegian musician Jenny Hval and the artist Lasse Marhaug, the composition being thought to creep into the landscape.
INGRI Midgard FIKSDAL is a choreographer based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a PhD in artistic research from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts titled ‘Affective Choreographies’ (2019). Ingri’s work on affect has in recent years taken her into discourses on perspective and privilege. She is currently working on a number of projects that research the posthuman and with this hegemonies of knowledge and power. Here, choreography is understood as a format of speculative fiction that can propose complex and manyfold understandings of body, gender, species, ethnicity, knowledge and history. Ingri is concerned with how practice and theory are entangled in her work in a way where neither is perceived as anterior to the other. Since 2020, Ingri has been an Affiliated Artistic Researcher with CoFUTURES at the University of Oslo (www.cofutures.org). The CoFUTURES group led by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay researches global futurisms from non-anglophone traditions. Ingri’s work has in recent years been performed at Obscene Festival in Seoul, Homo Novus in Riga, Kunstenfestival in Brussels, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Santarcangelo festival, Beijing Contemporary Dance Festival, Sommerszene in Salzburg, Reykjavík Art Museum, brut-Wien, Teatro di Roma, Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, BUDA Kortrijk, Tanzhaus NRW in Dusseldorf and Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, alongside extensive touring in Norway. Ingri´s work is supported by Fri scenekunst – kunstnerskap from Arts and Culture Norway. More info here: https://ingrifiksdal.com/
Concept, choreography: Ingri Fiksdal
Music: Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug
Costumes: Fredrik Floen
Developed and performed by: Rannei Grenne, Pernille Holden, Harald Beharie, Louis Schou-Hansens and Jeffrey Young
Outside eye: Venke Sortland
Photo: PASSAGE Festival by Karsten Piper, Owen Fiene, Briony Campbell, Istvan Virag, depARTures Festival / JOINT ADVENTURES by Michael Reinecke
Production and distribution: Nicole Schuchardt
Production and administration: Eva Grainger and Kristin Skiftun
Originally commissioned by: Situations
Produced by: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse
Co-produced by: Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Dansens Hus Oslo, Santarcangelo Festival and ”apap-Performing Europe 2020 – co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union”
Supported by: The Norwegian Art Council and the Norwegian Artistic Research Program.
Events organized as part of the Emerging Towards (Future) project, situated at the convergence of art, ecology, and architecture. Through contemporary art and its related fields, the project highlights the need for collaborative, intergenerational, and trans-sectoral actions in research, production, and dissemination processes, adapted to both current and future contexts.
Project promoter: WASP STUDIOS
Project partners: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse, Cristian Ștefănescu Architect ( a-works)
Total project value: 978.118,21 lei (197.675,51 euro)
Amount of non-reimbursable funding (85% EEA grant and 15% national budget): 978.118,21 lei (197.675,51 euro)
Duration: 18 months
Location of implementation: Bucharest (Romania) and Bergen (Norway)
This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Programme.
The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More details are available on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro.
RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to almost 34 million EUR. For more details access: www.ro-cultura.ro.