Premiere screening: “Swamp Posthumous”

25 Aug, 18:00

Artist Signe Johannessen will present the video Swamp Posthumous, a co-production between Accelerator and Cullberg. In the work, Johannessen and Cullberg dancers Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska, Eszter Czédulás and Unn Faleide explore a shared interest in hybrid bodies, the rewriting of history and our relationship to animals – those that walk the earth and the magical ones. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist, researcher Christina Fredengren and dancers from Cullberg.

Departing from a  shared feminist interest, Johannessen and the dancers set out from their bodies and from an archaelogical find made in 1949 outside Örebro,  Sweden, of the remains of a middle-aged woman. Researcher Christina Fredengren, Associate Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University, alerted Johannessen to the find, which has puzzled science. Some of the body parts of the middle-aged woman had been replaced by bones from dogs, cows, pigs and horses. With a swamp as her teacher and starting point and in collaboration with the Cullberg dancers, Johannessen has immersed herself in queer and more-than-human perspectives.

Swamp Posthumous is a further development of the work Posthumous Dialogue, which forms part of the exhibition The Experimental Field.

Tickets will be released on August 11th.

Signe Johannessen ”Swamp Posthumous” (2021). Still from video.

Signe Johannessen ”Swamp Posthumous” (2021). Still from video.