Living Documents Process


Rooted in the urge and curiosity to develop choreographic live-objects existing outside traditional stage settings, Living Documents embraces a context where live-performance is naturally forced to transform its temporality: the context (the question) of documentation.

Depending on the different artists and their respective practices reflected inside a Living Document, the performance installations are developed with different choices in relation to aesthetics, style and content but share a common parameter in relation to time, the loop. The aim to develop the Living Documents as looped live- performances is to give access to the choreographic object and the performer differently than through one- time linear reading which is often the situation on stage. Living Documents aim to simultaneously put artistic practice, ”final product” and through the loop also put rehearsal and documentation into play.

The Living Document methodology examines the negative space of "the product". It is the activity and the modus operandi of Anna Öberg, PETER, Jenni-Elina Von Bagh, Dominik Grünbühel and Charlotta Ruth in relation to the viewer rather than fixing the artist inside one position. The movement of the workflow. The returning questions. The familiar patterns. Objects that stalk the artists. The performance installations are not aiming at being documentary portraits, rather "bodies of work" put into play with a documentary approach.

Documentation of the process with Jenni-Elina von Bagh,

Essay by Vendela Grundell (click upper right corner to access Pdf).

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