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What happens to conversation when the beats cover our voice?

c.along #5 Technosomatics

Frédéric Gies

April 27, 2015

6.30pm – 9.30pm

ccap / studio, Körsbärsvägen 9, Stockholm

On Monday April 27th 2015, 32 people gathered for c.along #5 by Frédéric Gies, dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm and Berlin. For three hours, performers of c.along #5 Technosomatics explored what happens to conversation when we dance to techno. c.along #5 Technosomatics was installed as a replica of Berghain, a contemporary and legendary techno club in Berlin which also is in the center of Frédéric Gies choreographic works.

When entering the space Frédéric Gies and Hanna Wildow greeted the performers and placed a sticker on each person’s phone to prohibit any photos from being taken. A blank letter in a franked envelope was secretly placed in the performer’s jackets, for them to find and write down their memories of the evening on, and send to Gies and Wildow at a latter point. The space was installed with several stations, each involving one or several invitations for the participants to act with / within / through or to, in order to follow their own desire lines throughout the space as well as to leave traces behind. Small notebooks, large rolls of paper placed on floors and walls, projectors and computers, dark rooms and lots of techno music by DJ Fiedel, embedded and activated the bodies throughout the evening. A multitude of scribbled traces was generated.

Choreography: Alexandar Georgiev, Alexandra Tveit, Anand Bolder, Andreas Lindholm, Arkadi Zaides, Claudia Schumann, Cristian Duarte, Darío Barreto Damas, Emmie Asplund, Fanny Molander, Frédéric Gies, Hanna Frostell, Hanna Wildow, Izabella Borzecka, Karina Sarkissova, Ken Fujimoto, Louise Dahl, Malin Arnell, Malin Stattin, Marcus lloll, Mercé Camps, Mira Mutka, My Carnestedt, Nicolò Galanti, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Patricia Vasquez Iruretagoyena, Pavle Heidler, Peter Mills, Philip Berlin, Samuel Draper, Sanna Söderholm

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