Open Forum: Ingri Fiksdal
Ingri will talk about her research project Choreography as collective and affective event, and give examples from her work within the program.
This will include presentations of the productions HOODS (2014), Cosmic Body (2015), Shadows of Tomorrow (2016) and STATE (2016), plus initiatives such as The Norwegian Research School in Choreography and Stipendiatforum.
The focus of Ingri’s work is to explore choreography as a collective and affective event through the development of specific choreographic structures and strategies. Her artistic aim is to create events that produce potential for new experiences, thoughts and ideas to occur. This aim is founded in a belief in art as a motor for change, through taking the role as “utterly useless” in a society where most other things have a given and known purpose. When confronted with something that doesn’t perform as expected or resists classification we have to look for new approaches, and in these moments of liminality there is potential for the unpredictable and unforeseen to occur.
Ingri’s research draws on four contested concepts in art and philosophy; the affective, the event, the collective and the role of the audience. These concepts will be elaborated in the presentation.
Ingri Midgard Fiksdal is a choreographer and performer. She is currently a research fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Program). Her recent productions Cosmic Body (2015), HOODS (2014), BAND (2013), Night Tripper (2012) and The Orchard Ballads (2011) have been touring to venues such as Szene Salzburg, Mousonturm in Frankfurt, brut-künsterhaus in Vienna, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Inkonst in Malmø, MDT in Stockholm, TBA festival in Portland, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, as well as to several venues around Norway. HOODS won the Norwegian Dance Critics Award from the Norwegian Critics’ Association in 2014.
Photo: L. Chanyungco