September 8: Siren and the Sea by Malin Ståhl
Doors open 7pm
Performance starts 8.30 pm
Siren and the Sea. With a text by Richtje Reinsma
In a new performance work Malin Ståhl is taking inspiration from the methods of 60’s conceptual dance performance in exploring voice and movement. With a siren and a mermaid sharing ‘stage’ with a wave character and a symbolic and fake sea, three sets of instructions postulates the connections between these.
The work of Malin Ståhl (SWE) consists mainly of performance and video. It is multi-layered and multi-faceted, the characters she creates travel across her work, appearing alone in live performances and coming together in video works and drawings. Ståhl’s work is based in studies of the narratives surrounding landscape and gender and is paired with an interest in the structures and visual expressions of theatrical performance. For videos and performances she creates costumes and characters exploring ideas of nature and body including writing, drawing and photography in the process. The result is colourful, seemingly concentrating on the surface of presentation, but thinly camouflaging a chaotic assembly of observations, references and influences. Malin Ståhl is a Swedish artist currently living in Stockholm.