27 Nov 2020 19.30 (CET) Screening: Danse Macabre (2020), Annika Larsson.
HD Video, 42.00 min (not final version), colour, sound
Filmed and Edited by Annika Larsson. Additional camera/sound and conversations by Paul Niedermayer and Michel Wagenschütz. Done in collaboration with the performing artists Liv Fontaine, Samir Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, Sue Gives A Fuck and Tylor & Vincent (Danni Spooner and Andrea Spisto) a.o. Sounds/Music by Rosa Farber, Edwin Stevens and Annika Larsson. Lyrics by Liv Fontaine.
*Danse Macabre was shot in London last autumn as the protests and demonstrations related to Brexit dominated the streets, but also this spring shortly before the outbreak of Covid-19 radically re-structured the sphere of the public. Both events brought states of exception and a temporary suspension of law, that are present in the movements of the bodies in the film, who navigate along the lines of predictable and unpredictable routes and in states between dancing and being danced by technology.
Annika Larsson is an artist, researcher at RIA Stockholm and Professor at HFBK Hamburg. She is working mainly with film, video, performance and installation. Her works have been widely shown internationally, at institutions including Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Fundacion la Caixa, Barcelona; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg; ICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, London; ZKM,Karlsruhe; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; S.M.A.K., Gent and Musac, Lyon. She has participated in biennials such as 49th Venice Biennial, 8th Istanbul Biennial and 6th Shanghai Biennial among others. Her research project Non-knowledge, Laughter and the Moving Image investigates how the Moving Image and the Laughing Body could become agents for new thought, acts, and embodiment. The research project is done in collaboration with RIA Stockholm and HFBK Hamburg.*