Untitled_7.1.3.jpg

Rebirth

by Arteria Life Art

performed by Christian Bernecker

9.33 minutes

 

A site-specific work set at the edge of where a spruce forest stands, dying as the wild cherry blossoms of 2020 bloom among them. As the world goes into lockdown for the first time we discover dancing cycles of seeds - those planted, transplanted, cultivated for a quick harvest to maximize profit and those who plant themselves naturally - both rooting into the same soil. This is a dance of life, death and regeneration, highlighting the divide between long-term and short-term points of view, and our ability as humans to come into resonance on a cellular level with the more than human world. 

lilaspaces_2.1.5.jpg

Holding Cell

by Arteria Life Art

performed by Elise Tolan

11.58 minutes

There is a medicine story that tells of Crow´s fascination with her own shadow.  She kept looking at it, scratching it, pecking at it, until her shadow woke up and became alive. 

"Holding Cell" is a dance film, characterized by micro-movement Improvisation, drawing in the presence of vocal sound to amplify notions of perceptual time and space, to question our relationship to what we perceive as borders, boundaries, or limitations -- security as well as freedom. 

It is an act of minimalism.  One body, one place, which shapes and shifts an experience of space, propelling us to consider how we shape the spaces we inhabit and how they in turn, shape us.