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I am a part of,
"A collection of fluid spaces"
Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo, April 2021


Concept: Olive Bieringa. Direction: Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. Theorist: Carla Bottiglieri.

Contributing performers: Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Kristina Gjems,        Gry Kipperberg, Otto Ramstad, Olive Bieringa.

Musician and composer: Bernt Isak Wærstad.  

Scenographer: Carle Lange.

Costume designer: Kristine Gjems.

Visual artist: Katja Henriksen Schia.

Lighting designer: Agnethe Tellefsen.

Embryology is the description of the individuation process that underlies our coming into form. The first eight weeks after conception is when our body forms its basic structure. We transform from a fertilized egg, into two cells that multiply into a cluster of cells, fluid filled spaces, to become a complex being. These fluid spaces and processes underlie our current structure and inform our current state of being.

When we investigate embryology with somatic tools, we engage our imaginations through physical practice to challenge the predominant medical narrative, often focused on a pathologized embryo and an invisible mother. Focusing on our own embodied embryological experience we can learn something of the gestalt of an embryo, a manifestation of a being in its wholeness, rather than its individual DNA and cells.

“Learning through embodiment may start from a choreographic-like mind, the one that takes images as maps, maps as diagrams, and everything as scores. In the case of embryology, the term score seems almost to be closer to music than to dance, and in fact lines and directions describing the all too busy movement of the forming embryo, in order to be “correctly” read, need kinematics being paralleled with dynamics: a play of intensities, rhythms, simultaneous events, different speed rates.” project researcher Carla Bottiglieri

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I am a part of ,
" Resisting Extinction"

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“Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking and action that could provide the means to building more livable futures.” Donna Haraway.


I am a part of ,
" Witch Witch"

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Collaboration with Jasper Siverts at TekstLab festival Ung i kunst /Tegnetriennalen , Kunstnernes Hus 

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a part of, performing with and for Lars Kjemphol at Hvitsten Salong 2019


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"Attack Decay Sustain Release"


Attack Decay Sustain Release is a performative concert where sound and movement are equated. In layers, samples, rhythms and electronic sequences are introduced to an organic composition of technology, body and syntax - which you can dance to. Co-creative practitioner: John Derek Bishop Attack Decay Sustain Release has as part of the goal been shown in several formats and in different contexts, and in collaboration with different artists. The project is co-produced by Dansearena Nord, Regional Arena for Contemporary Dance and Tou Scene, with support from the Cultural Council, the Fund for Sound and Vision and the Fund for Performing Artists. And Cast: Erikk McKenzie, Choreographer, Performer Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Co-creative practitioner John Derek Bishop, Co-creative musician



"A song to..."

 I was a part of A song to… by Mia Habib is the choreography of a mass movement in both senses of the word: the Norwegian choreographer brings 16 professional dancers and up to 30 non-professionals onto the stage, choreographing their naked bodies as pure materiality.



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