Audioreflection pod: Sunniva Vikør Egenes

Audioreflection pod, hosted by the Department of Dance at Stockholm University of the Arts, consists of fourteen individual episodes inviting you to audio spaces reflecting a wide range of perspectives on artistic practice.

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Episode 14: Sunniva Vikør Egenes

a pieces series

Throughout this spring I have asked colleagues to imagine pieces that don’t exist, and tell me about these pieces for the camera. I have loved watching people get into their ideas, to follow how something arrives to become more or something else. I started imagining too, those pieces that were being told stuck with me, and kept informing me in ways I couldn’t really track. I remember the situations we were in, when those pieces were created, how we swayed together and how they entered a flow of thinking that took us places.

What I try here is very small compared to those other pieces, I think. There is nobody with me in the room, and nobody to make- with. The piece I imagine here is more a memory than an idea and more a re-creation of performances that I have already witnessed.

Sunniva Vikør Egenes

Sunniva Vikør Egenes is a dancer currently based in Stockholm, who has collaborated with choreographers such as Martin Nachbar (DE), Anne- Mareike Hess (LUX) and Rosalind Crisp (AU).

She has been involved in the award-winning film, GRITT by Itonje Soimer Guttormsen, where her essay was turned into the voice-over for the main character, and she is currently serving on the board of Ravnedans festival in Norway.

During the two years of the NPP programme she has worked through and with different types of material such as clay, metal and film. In those processes she has been interested in looking at different types of embodied knowledges, and is often running between recognition, bewilderment and moments when she re-encounters her own dancing whether it is in memorising poems from different languages or trying to slip through a space behind a camera.