Sonntag, 23. Februar 2014

Treffen sich Artistin und Softwareentwickler

Ein Interview mit Vera Sofia Mota und Kristoffer Ström.

What were your first experiences with theatre?

Before this project, Kristoffer had no experience in the field of performance art. He was so taken by the experience, he was heard exclaiming 'I have a body'. Vera began her training at age eleven with classical and modern dance classes in her home town, Espinho. She often says that she would like to be out of her body.

What is the idea of your art in general?

Coming from philosophical, scientific and artistic backgrounds, we want to explore concepts of bodies, movement, position and perceptions thereof. We are experimenting as we go with software and hardware technology.

How did you get the idea for the performance Second love?

In 2009 Vera did the performance There is no love like the first, where she combined classical ballet 'positions' with 'natural' movements of the body using a stroboscopic light to allow, that neither the creator nor the spectator could choose completely what was being shown or received. At this same time, Kristoffer was working on a sequencing program for music and sound.
We met in Berlin in 2011 and for Second Love we wanted to go further in exploring the relations between light, body, movement, and perception and we decided to create a structure within which we can add sounds and music as well as control the light in different ways, playing with construction and randomness and pushing the game a bit further while confronting our different physical languages under this apparatus.

How would you describe the relationship between the two of you?

We like to think about our friendship in philosophical terms, as in being stronger together than each on their own, and having a kind of common language, or pre-language, that allow us an intense exchange and questioning of each other's ways of relating, working and acting.

Vera Sofia Mota / Kristoffer Ström
Second Love
Sonntag, 17 Uhr
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