Quiet water wears down mountains | Film | Place: Barn 2

The installation is an exploration of people induced movements in the landscape of Orlången’s Nature Reserve. Through an interplay between text, human movement (dance), and moving image, we try to register the micro-dynamics of this eco-system in its process of natural and political becoming.

Title: Quiet water wears down mountains – A cinematic installation
Name of artists: Marta Popivoda & Ana Vujanovic in collaboration with Louise Dahl & Hana Erdman (SLOWDANCES)
Dates: See program

Concept: Marta Popivoda & Ana Vujanović
Director, camera, and editing: Marta Popivoda
Choreography and dance: Louise Dahl & Hana Erdman
Text and dramaturgy: Ana Vujanović
The film is a result of collaborative research of Louise Dahl, Hana Erdman, Marta Popivoda & Ana Vujanović

Marta Popivoda is a filmmaker and video artist. Her feature documentary Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the 63rd Berlinale, and it’s part of a permanent collection of MoMA New York. Her work has also featured in major art galleries, such as Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, and MAXXI Rome. Her new film Landscapes of Resistance premiered in the Tiger Competition of the IFFR 2021 and won several awards.

Ana Vujanović holds Ph.D. in Humanities (Theatre Studies). She has lectured at various universities and was a professor at the Performance Studies Dpt. of the University Hamburg. Since 2016 she is a team member and mentor at SNDO – School for New Dance Development, AHK Amsterdam. She was a founding member of the TkH [Walking Theory], a Belgrade-based collective, and editor-in-chief of the TkH Journal for Performing Arts Theory (2001-17). She has
published a number of articles and several books, such as Public Sphere by Performance, with B.Cvejic (2012), A Live Gathering: Performance and Politics in Contemporary Europe, edited with L. Piazza (2019) and Toward a Transindividual Self, with B. Cvejic (2021). She also works as a dramaturge in contemporary theatre, dance, performance and film. With filmmaker Marta Popivoda she is engaged in a long-term artistic-theoretical research, which most recently resulted
in a documentary Landscapes of Resistance (2021).

Louise Dahl is working within the field of dance and choreography with Stockholm as her base. She has worked together with artists like, Cristina Caprioli, Deborah Hay, Frédéric Gies, Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Salka Ardal, Mårten Spångberg, and Philip Berlin, and since 2020 she is part of the Cullberg dance company. Louise has a longterm artistic collaboration with Hana Lee Erdman. Within an expanded notion of dance they research the relationship between thought, form and energy. Their work is characterized by a technical approach to the body from which they explore the physical manifestation of invisible, sensorial and metaphysical realities. Louise had a Bachelor of Dance and Performance from SKH, Stockholm University of the Arts.

Hana Erdman is a U.S. American artist based in Europe working within the field of dance and choreography. Central in her work is the notion of companionship as an orientation and organizing principle, with which she explores movement, thought, performativity, and our relationship to community, environment, and more than human creatures. She creates works across a wide range of kinds; namely dance, performance, social choreography, installation and video. Her work is presented internationally in the contexts of galleries, museums, theaters, churches, music venues and art festivals. Together with Louise Dahl she is engaged in a long-term research and collaboration which has resulted in several dance creations. She is an educator and mentor at various international centers and programs in Europe. She has a Masters Degree in Dance/Authorship from the higher educational Center for Dance at the College of Fine Arts, Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin).

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