“Domestication’’ by Cruz Proxy (12:30 min, looped)
Aside from the complexity of each individual, a homogeneous population can be easily programmed under the "proper" circumstances. Perception, behavior, and interactions are shaped through conditioning and rewards from an early age, all disguised as choices - like training a puppy. The sense of collective identity is a territorial role-play based on a common phenotype that reflects unconditional trust.
Newcomers who lack an adequate phenotype are forced to embrace absolute obedience to the dominant majority in order to feel validated and exist in the same space. This creates a harmful loop that forces one to feel grateful and dance in circles while restricted by one's own sense of duty.
Have you noticed how many ancient deities carry a similar hand purse? Phallic-shaped weapons like swords or guns can't carry any seeds.
VÆV is a multidisciplinary research and group exhibition.
TThe artists said yes to each other's processes. They agreed to accompany each other's desires, questions & propositions. They disagreed in the heat of things. They crossed the country, saw a dolphin, met up in gardens, living rooms, studios, basements, and video meetings. VÆV is an attempt to share resources between the multiple art forms in terms of space, economy, and knowledge.
VÆV functions as a responsive membrane, woven with techniques of video, choreography, sound, and dance.
Nanna Katharina Jensen
Paolo de Venecia Gile
VÆV was hosted by Dance Cooperative.
Supported by :
Statens Kunstfond and Valby Lokaludvalg.