The Body Beyond the Landscape
WhyNot x Tolhuistuin
5 August 20.00 - 22.00 hrs
Dance, music and talks by Esmee Geerken, Job Oberman (alias Oceanic) and others
Moving Beyond the Landscape
WhyNot x Bostheater
31 August, 1, 2, 3, 4 September 20.00 - 22.00 hrs Amsterdamse Bos
Performance interventions created by Anna Fink, Daphne Bakker, Dario Tortorelli, Elisa Zuppini & Nica, Job Oberman and Theun Mosk.
Landscaping is a sensory research project in which a group of artists explore the relationship between humans and changing natural landscapes. How do we affect the continuous construction of the landscape by means of movement and the traces people leave behind? How do the body and the landscape set each other in motion?
"The body makes visible the complex ambiguities in the human perception of the landscape. It taps into a collective consciousness that resides in all organisms and that strives to make us feel new in relation to the world." Anna Fink
For Landscaping WhyNot brought together artists and thinkers from different disciplines to experiment and learn from each other. The dance and performance platform investigates the human body and its movement in relation to space, previously focusing on the amoeba, the first form of life and building block of the body. From the micro to the macro, Landscaping zooms out to examine the body in relation to the landscape through geological processes, migration, ecology, climate, and other cultural perspectives on life on earth.
Landscaping is a WhyNot project with: Anna Fink (landscape architect), Daphne Bakker (researcher of (landscape) architecture), Dario Tortorelli (choreographer), Elisa Zuppini and Nica (choreographers), Job Oberman (alias Oceanic, composer producer) and Theun Mosk (scenographer).
This project has been realised in collaboration with the Amsterdam Bostheater, Korzo and Tolhuistuin. Made possibly by BNG Cultuurfonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.