FESTIVAL • Investigating artistic work as a form of life •
CPH. DENMARK • 28th-31st OF OCT. 2015
International performance festival with artist duos, thinkers, students and other workers.
Duo works is the second of three international festivals in the series WORKS AT WORK, where artistic work as a form of life is examined. Duo works focuses on the relational aspect of creating art works as well as the cross-medial and cultural encounters. Whereas the first festival focused on solo performances investigating the solo artist’s schism in being employer as well as employee, Duo works thematises the artistic potential of collaboration as well as its social challenges. What is it that drives duo-collaborations forward and what binds the two individuals together? Is it a symbiosis, a twin-aspect, the synchronicity in the practice of two individuals? Or is it the fighting, the antagonism, the competition between the two that informs the work dynamics and expressions? WORKS AT WORK has invited renowned artists with a particular duo practice, where issues like friendship, antagonism, authorship and sharing-economies find their way on stage. The festival is thought as an international contribution to the Scandinavian performing arts debate, but also to a broader discourse on competition, the dissolving of individuality and love.
Participating artists and thinkers: deufert & plischke (DE), Kim Hjorthøj & Lisa Östberg (SE), Jee-Ae Lim & Pijin Neji (ROK/JP), Quast & Knoblich (DE), Catalina Insignares Martinez & Else Tunemyr (COL/SE), bodylotion co-dance (HU), Stefano Harney & Fred Moton (US), Frederik Tygstrup & Mikkel Bogh (DK), Lydia Östberg & Riikka Laurilehto (SE/FI), Siegmar Zacharias (DE)
Curator: Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt
Dramaturge and festival coordinator: Ida-Elisabeth Larsen
Head of communication: Karen Toftegaard
Graphic design & Documentation: Søren Meisner
Web: Sam Moore
Technical crew: David Nicolas Abad, Ernesto Meija
Assistants: Sandra Liaklev, Karis Zidore
Supported by: Danish Arts Foundation, the City of Copenhagen Performing Arts Committee, Goethe-Institut Dänemark
In cooperation with: Dansehallerne, Inkonst Malmö, The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Danish Actors’ Association, Independent Choreographers, Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, Institute for Applied Theatre Studies Giessen