This project is a combination of pole dancing art and video art. It is a collaboration with dancer/mathematician Annemari Kiviniemi. The artworks are a part of ”Recover Laboratory on Stage” collection.
In our works, pole dancing is stripped down to pure movement, and the form of the dancer starts to represent not just women but a humane form or being. It is movement of the body and movement of the digital image.
The works are performed live.
The project has been supported by Taike – Arts Promotion Center Finland.
A DECISION FOR SOMETHING IS ALWAYS A DECISION AGAINST EVERYTHING ELSE (2017)
The room is dark and there is a figure standing next to a pole in the middle. Then a blur of white words suddenly soar on top of them, illuminating the space in a digital glow. The figure starts to move, attached to the pole.
In our first collaboration, A Decision for Something Is Always A Decision Against Everything Else, the moving figure feels the space around them, dressing itself in the digital words flowing on it. The humane form disappears in the digital flow, making it a part of them without leaving a permanent mark in the binary nebula. The figure tests different options and positions, while all the time being aware of the insignificance of any final decision.
Only the passing moment becomes significant, emphasised by the purity of the movement and the facelessness of the figure. Half way there is enough, and there is always a change to decide something else.
The performance is about 10 minutes long. Last performed in a private event in Helsinki, August 2017.
Link to video