Experiment Stockholm

23 september - 29 november 2015

Anna Asplind

– Address the urban landscape that stretches from Liljeholmen to Haninge, moving beyond the inner city.

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During a month’s time the choreographer Anna Asplind has “drifted” by bike between Färgfabriken and the art gallery at Haninge kulturhus. To drift, or to perform a dérive, is a method that was used by the Situationists, a political and artistic group in Paris in the 1950s. Just as they investigated how the urban environment of the industrial age influences our emotional state, Asplind has used the dérive to investigate the effect the suburbian landscape has on the traveling body.

In cooperation with the audiovisual artist Marcus Wilén and the composer Tomas Björkdal she has created a video piece where the psychogeography of each place propels the journey forward from one scene to another. In a suburbian landscape designed for the car they have taken the time to stop and be present in places made hostile to stay in by the loud noise, threatening speed and brutal form. The car’s dominance in this environment creates borders and barriers to the traveling body which makes meetings between people more difficult. By opening our mind, breaking our habitual pattern of movements, and letting go of our preconceived notions we can see and experience new things.  

During Experiment Stockholm she will also organize bike Dérives, where the participants randomly drift through the cityscape, encountering the city in a different way, unexpectedly discovering new sites and perspectives.

BIKE DÉRIVES

Oct 3rd 1 pm: Bike dérive from Liljeholmen in direction towards Haninge 
Bring your bike and meet up with the group at 1 pm at Färgfabriken. Together we will explore the urban landscape between Färgfabriken and Haninge Culture House.

Start: Färgfabriken, Lövholmsbrinken 1, Liljeholmen
Time: about 3 hours
RSVP to: Karin(a)fargfabriken.se

Oct 10th 1 pm: Bike dérive from Haninge Culture House in direction towards Liljeholmen
Bring your bike and meet up with the group at 1 pm at Haninge Culture House. Together we will explore the urban landscape between Haninge Culture House and Liljeholmen.

Start: Haninge culture house, Poseidons torg 8, Haninge
Time: about 3 hours
RSVP to: Kristyna.muller(a)haninge.se 


CYKELDÉRIVE # Liljeholmen – Handen (2015)
videoloop 14:25 min

Artistic Concept: Anna Asplind
Editor: Marcus Wilén
Composer: Tomas Björkdal
Participants: Cicilia af Dalmatinierhjärta, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, Jens Evaldsson, Johanna Nordin, Jonas Liveröd och Linda Karlsson. Producer: Färgfabriken.