April 24+25+26. A Mirror in the Hand / Kajsa Sandström. Livestreamed premiere

A Mirror in the Hand will be broadcasted from Weld to Abundo

April 24 at 7pm 
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April 25 at 7pm 
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April 26 at 7pm 
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Kajsa Sandström’s choreographic work is characterized by an exploration of movement, space and visual processes taking place between dancers and viewers in the performance. Various media has often played a role in shaping her pieces. This time Kajsa has adopted the streamed format in her artistic process together with visual artist Rebecka Holmström and filmmaker Milja Rossi. On April 24, Kajsa Sandström’s new piece A Mirror in the Hand will have premiere live streamed from Weld.

A Mirror in the Hand directs the gaze towards the reflection that takes place when danced movements, images and words are juxtaposed and interlaced with each other through choreography. Different levels of reading arises and disappears. An exploration in which the viewer becomes central.

In the choreography Kajsa’s previous solo works are reactivated in the now. Material carries traces of other processes. Bodies carries traces of other bodies. If a body can be likened to an archive, memory is an act of creation. The movement reveals a character that is similar to her, yet not really her. A distance that opens up for fiction.

Choreography, dance, photo, text: Kajsa Sandström
Sound: Rebecka Holmström
Editing of projected films: Ylva Henriksson and Rebecka Holmström
Light: Ronald Salas
Camera: Milja Rossi

The performancr contains a quote from Deborah Levys´s book ”The Cost of Living”.

Supported by Konstnärsnämnden.
Thanks to c.off and Fylkingen for residency.

Kajsa Sandström
Sandström’s choreographic work is characterized by an exploration of movement, image and visual processes that takes place between dancer and audience in live performance. Mirrors, photo and video projections have served as a reflective surface in relation to the stage, its’ movements and bodies. These Images Are Written on My Body (2013), Between Dog and Wolf (2012) and I Need a Witness to Perform (2008) were developed in residencies and presented internationally. As a dancer, Kajsa has worked with Mette Ingvartsen and Tg Stan (Belgium), Cie Kubilai Khan Investigations (France) and with Weld Company, where she met the choreographers Litó Walkey, Yvonne Rainer, Matthias Sperling, Georgia Vardarou, Anna Koch, Efva Lilja among others. Kajsa is educated at PARTS in Brussels (2000-04). She is active at Fylkingen – New Music and Intermedia in Stockholm. Kajsa also works as an archivist.

Rebecka Holmström
Holmström is a Stockholm based artist and stage designer with an interest in conceptual approaches as well as craft traditions. Her own work often concerns psychological and social gaps that appears through the interpreting and passing down of stories, beings and bodies. With Kajsa she has previously made the collaborative project Kaoskonturer that was performed at Fylkingen in 2019. This autumn she will present the exhibition Någonting som rör sig at Uppsala konstmuseum. She is educated at the Nordic School of Set Design and holds a Master in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy.

Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm