Corpus Aquarium

In Corpus aquaria, a green-clad dancer slides in a plexiglass box – 180 cm long, 60 cm wide and 80 cm high. The film projected on the box is reflected in the glass walls and the green dancer’s floating movement propagates in repeating patterns onto the floor around the box. In the background, a chorus is heard singing – stretched and slow.

A brilliant blue ball is visible on the roof of the glass box. By rolling and spinning the ball, the audience can enter the other rooms of the box – into video fragments with loops of other dancers, in other colours. The movements of the ball crackle the image and the rubbing of the fingers causes the body parts to float apart, turn upside down and change place with each other. The faster the ball rolls, the more the dancers’ bodies are fragmented into shards in a graphic game of patterns within patterns where it is no longer possible to discern any dancers.


CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE AND VIDEO:
Åsa Unander-Scharin


VISUAL PROGRAMMING
Mateusz Herczka


MUSIC:
Carl Unander-Scharin


DANCERS:
Åsa Unander-Scharin, Jennie Lindström, Charlotta Ruth, Petra Wormbs


COSTUMES:
Mylla Ek and Åsa Unander-Scharin/Gerard Aroyan


CONSTRUCTION OF THE BOX:
Markus Lundblad


PERFORMANCES:
First performance: Malmö Konsthall, 2004
The Dance Museum, Stockholm, 2005 and from 2009- in the permanent exhibition
Art galleries and museums in Skellefteå , Örebro, Hudiksvall, Västerås, Luleå 2005-2007
Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, 2006


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