Thu 03 November 2022 (17:00)
Join us for the release and coming together of Delta — An Ocean Call, in collaboration with Batard Festival.
Delta — An Ocean Call is a publication on water histories, narratives and practices published and co-edited by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka/PAM. Water both divides and merges, varies and manifests in different shapes and structures, creating different relationships with its surroundings. As a transformative material, could one say that water has a different kind of logic, another kind of dance?
Departing from the liquid narratives in the Delta publication, this release and coming together will activate the publication through contributions by invited guests. For this occasion Sirah Foighel Brutman with host a QUESTIONS practice, Hara Alonson will install Rain Room, a sound installation, and rile* will present a reader they made in response to Delta.
Decoratelier — Manchesterstraat 17, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Ongoing — Rain Room by Hara Alonso
17h00 — Presentation Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka
17h30 — QUESTIONS with Sirah Foighel Brutman
18h20 — Presentation by rile* of Delta~Reader
19h00 — End...
QUESTIONS is a discursive practice that started in 2009 out of the necessity to find new ways to polylogue when addressing political and artistic discourse. QUESTIONS enables the participants to continuously reformulate ideas, theories and concepts while advancing towards understanding, misunderstanding, poetics, or all at once. The discussion is held only by asking questions, each participant can ask as many questions as wanted and there is no predetermined order of speakers. Each question needs to relate to the question or questions before it. Each question has to be directed to all participants and not to a specific person. Each participant can repeat a question that was asked earlier in the discussion or ask for 30seconds of silence.
About Rain Room
Rain Room is a sound installation by Hara Alonso where the participants get an immersive physical experience through sound. Understanding sound as a vibration that moves through space and transforms it, sometimes subtle, sometimes violent, this installation attempts to cleave the body and dissolve it. Taking the rain sound as germinal material, Hara Alonso has explored ways of reproducing natural phenomena into a digital one. As a sort of virtual augmentation, the rain expands its limits, dancing against gravity, inside the bodies of the installation.
About Hara Alonso
Hara Alonso is a pianist and composer based in Stockholm. Emerging from a classical contemporary background, in her current practice electronic and instrumental music coexist along with interactive works. Her music blends dance, electronica, and experimental aesthetics generating rich, complex, and imaginative sonic universes. Movement and physicality is a central element in her creation, therefore she collaborates in multiple dance and circus projects.
About Sirah Foighel Brutman
Sirah Foighel Brutman (1993, Israel) works as a dancer and filmmaker. She was educated at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels. Together with Eitan Afrat, she founded the production company Til Far, which produces projects in the field of video art and dance.
About Izabella Borzecka / PAM
PAM is an independent, non-profit organization based in Stockholm, initiated by Izabella Borzecka. PAM operates as a nomadic, curatorial platform for experimental publishing, art, and movement-based practices operating in different locations, spaces, and constellations – as a library, publisher, and organizer. Through cross-disciplinary projects, publications, workshops, readings and other artistic and discursive program formats, PAM strives to nurture alternative modes of disseminating movement-based art practices. PAM is currently supported by the Swedish Arts Council, Kulturbryggan, Nordic Culture Fund, and Ideell Kulturallians.
About Pontus Pettersson
Pontus Pettersson is a Swedish choreographer and artist based in Stockholm working in theintersection of visual arts, the expanded field of choreography and contemporary dance. Pettersson’s unique style is always a mix of practices and genres, where text, objects, sculptures, and choreographic instructions are always a part of the whole piece.
The work ranges from fortune telling, cat practicing, writing poetry, making festivals to dancing. Pontus received his MFA in choreography at Uniarts in 2014, and a second one in visual arts at Konstfack 2018. Pontus is an affiliated artist at Weld in Stockholm and research center MARC in Knislinge, Sweden. He initiated and runs the dance and performance festival My Wild Flag together with Karina Sarkissova and the participatory platform Delta together with Izabella Borzecka.
Delta — An Ocean Call (Credits)
Delta – An Ocean Call is funded by The Swedish arts council and The Nordic Culture Fund. Special thanks to MARC.
Touring made possible with support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.
The publication will be launched in collaboration with Batard Festival.
[Cover image credit: Izabella Borzecka]