Development Work

“To let things unfold” by Roos and Burkhardt

Researcher: Cecilia Roos

Ämne: Choreography

To let things unfold – by catching the centre is a development work by Cecilia Roos and Jan Burkhardt.

For more than a year, we have been undergoing a process of artistic research without expecting any specific result or outcome other than sharing in order to see what can then unfold. We set up a series of workshops in Stockholm and Berlin, and invited 20 collaborators from different fields to take part in different groupings. The act of sharing became our primary research material, and the second was sensation, as one of the fundamentals of sharing. We make sense with our senses and connect to others and ourselves using our senses. Such connection offers a bridge to participation, commitment and decision-making, and sensation can become a practice and be cultivated. Through this project, we aim to expand the notion of sensation as a material, and sharing as a core element that forms the basis for processes.

In what ways can we share an experience with others?

What kind of possibilities can arise out of purposelessness?

On 15-21 May 2017, we will spend time in a studio at Linnégatan 87, working on different themes that have emerged from our research questions. We invite the public to join a habitat for emergence and sharing of sensations, dance, talk, and other means of communication.

Our wish is to share our findings on practices and research, to offer space and time, to let synergies evolve and new and old forms and formats of sharing manifest. On each day of the programme, collaborators are invited to contribute with some of their practice.

This autumn, we will edit all material gathered for a final presentation that will take place in November 2017.

Preliminary schedule during the 15-21 May 2017