URGENT FLOWERS - solo performance

 

For this performance I developed a series of ceramic objects that relate to the aesthetic of weapons and flowers. A sniper fused with a sunflower, a combat helmet fused with a rosebud. 'URGENT FLOWERS', it is a statement and an open question.

 

The ceramic objects have been wood-fired in a burry-box kiln at ‘Guldagergaard’, an international ceramic research center in Denmark. The process can take up to 12 hours where you continuously have to fire the kiln with wood, to slowly reach the temperature of 1300 degree Celsius. It is the same temperature as the core of the earth. During the firing I gave myself the name 'FireQueen', attending the fire and it's development, listening and being a strict master, getting acquainted with it's personality. I learned to read the temperature by the color of the fire. Reaching 1300 degrees Celsius the fire become intensively white. We were 4 women from all generations firing together, being witches and contemporary bitches, creating the core of the earth right next to us.

The process of making the objects created a ground, a context, a history, a place to move from. Performing on stage I summon the presence of the 'FireQueen' to enter into my body, moving in the world, looking out through a new pair of eyes and channeling the energy of the 'FireQueen'.

 

URGENT FLOWERS was performed at ‘DANSEatelier Performance Feast #2’, October 2016 in Copenhagen, DK.

DANSEatelier is a vision of creating continuity, shared authorship and exploring practices around dance and choreography as well as a physical space and a group of eleven individuals, dancers, friends, collaborators and choreographers.

 

Duration 10 min.

Photos by: DANSEatelier, Emil Aagaard and I.K.F.P

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