Wednesday 9th August
Konsthallen Lokstallet, Strömstad
Movie – 9 Evenings: Projection of John Cage, Variations VII
Transitory Freezing of Perpetual Motion
Jenny Gräf (US/DK) is a Copenhagen-based sound, video and performance artist who explores peripheral places and states through composition, improvisation and participatory works. In Gräf’s music and art she invokes immersion and rupture to explore changing perceptions of diegesis and space. An active participant in the US and European avant-sound underworlds, her performances of live electronic synthesis and vocals weave sonic environments that move between song structure and avalanches of raw sound. jennygrafsheppard.com
Zaimph (US) is the solo project of Marcia Bassett. Bassett is a multi-instrumentalist, artist and performer deeply entwined with the American art underground scene. She explores improvised sound, the psychophysical aspects in sound and noise as meditation. She has been releasing works since the 1990s and is an active participant in ensembles that explore visual scores and improvised sound. zaimph.org/bio
Robin Haghi (SE) in the beginning of his carrer danced and choreographed for Swedish television. In 2012, he studied at SEAD/Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, then at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), where he graduated in 2016. The same year, Robin joined Rosas, by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, where he has performed in the pieces: Work/Travail/Arbeid, Rain, A Love Supreme.
Riina Kalmi (FI) studied at SEAD/Salzburg and graduated at Turku Arts Academy in Finland. Her background in contemporary dance is influenced by floor work, improvisation and chinese martial arts. Riina has been part of the latest work of WEE/ Francesco Scavetta.
Marcia Liu (HK/BE) is a Brussels-based dance performer and maker, originally from Hong Kong. Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Marcia further pursued her dancing at P.A.R.T.S in Belgium. Since then, she has been active as a performer, collaborating with artists across different media, among others with film maker Klaas Boelen.
Anika Edström Kawaji (SE) studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. Later on, she spent one year as full time apprentice with the Cullberg Ballet, where she performed Translations, the second part of The Strindberg Project by Melanie Mederlind and Ekmans Triptych - A Study of Entertainment by Alexander Ekman. In 2016, she graduated from P.A.R.T.S.(Brussels) and joined Rosas for the revival of Rain and Rosas Danst Rosas.