RECOIL PERFORMANCE GROUP
MASS – bloom explorationsA choreographic installation for 200.000 mealworms and one human.
Friday December 14th
10:00 – 11:30
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54
Thousands of plastic-eating worms are the tiny heroes of MASS – bloom exploration. Assisted by one human they perform a decomposition of plastic by literally eating and digesting it. This surreal decaying process takes place in an interactive installation where the audience is invited to participate in the feeding process. The installation aims to nourish speculation in survival strategies. Can an organism capable of living from plastic potentially be the beginning of a new era for life on earth? Feeding from the residual plastic ghosts of our existence? Through the entanglement of the material and the speculative, MASS — bloom explorations deals with the continuity between death and life.
Recognised for their visually captivating dance performances, danish Recoil Performance Group has claimed several awards and nominations for their work. In their current work Recoil is dealing with choreography and ecology in the series The Membrane Project which presents a yearly piece from 2017 to 2019 challenging the format for choreographic work. It presents encounters between the human and the non-human to explore human identity and potentiality. The format evolves from the stage in the first piece to an immersive installation in MASS – bloom explorations and will conclude with an exploration of public space as human habitat in the closing piece Extended Falls To Humanity.
Choreographer: Tina Tarpgaard
Performer: Hilde I. Sandvold
Performer at ODD residency: Ellen Furey
Science-art researcher and installation design: Pei-Ying Lin
Writer: Ida Marie Hede
Technical and engineering design: Minshu Huang
Sound design: Søren Knud
Dramaturge: Inge Agnete Tarpgaard
Production managers: Rasmus Sylvest & Viktor K. Magnusson
Producer: Carlos Calvo
PR: Betina Rex
Supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Louis Hansen Fonden
Collaborators: Ottawa Dance Directive, Windsor University and Westboro Village
Photo credits: Neven Lochhead