Becker (NO), Goldberg (SE) & Langgård (NO): Still Life

A site-specific performance installation by Signe Becker, Rosalind Goldberg and Ingvild Langgård.

In Still Life, scenography, choreography and sound together create an ever changing tableau. The scenery first seems frozen and arrayed. In the course of time, it will grow and morph into living, three dimensional images with sound – constantly changing shape and meaning. Still Life is as much of a concert as a performance: the scenography and sound will be choreographed, the dancers will turn into scenography and the sound will be dancing.Still Life wants to challenge the idea of image; how we see and perceive images and how they, by subtle means, can
completely change their meaning.

Tableau Vivant is used as a way to work with time: the perception of time as well as the time range starting from the end of 19th century until today. Over the last hundred years technology has developed the usage of image and shaped our conception of reality. Looking at the images displayed in the core of industrialism till today’s constant flow of exposure of lives through social media, Still Life reflects on the contemporary paradigms of perception and the politics of images.

Becker (NO), Goldberg (SE) & Langgård (NO): Still Life

Credits

Scenography: Signe Becker (NO)

Choreography: Rosalind Goldberg (SE)

Original music & Sound design: Ingvild Langgård (NO)

Dancers: Ella Effendy, Lisa Giebel, Hanna Heino, Linda Holma & Aura Savolainen
from Riveria Dance Department, Outokumpu (FI)

Concept:
Becker, Goldberg & Langgård

Still Life is a commissioned work by ANTI Festival’s Nordic Dance and Technology project
funded by the Nordic Cultural Foundation.

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Becker (NO), Goldberg (SE) & Langgård (NO): Still Life

Signe Becker (NO)

Signe Becker is a freelance scenographer and artist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in scenography from the Norwegian Theatre Academy (NTA) in Fredrikstad (2006) and a Master’s Degree in visual culture from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2008). Her artistic projects include theatre and dance productions, as well as personal art projects, mainly textile works, sculptures and video. Recently, she has worked in a number of production. Since 2006, Becker has been a permanent scenographer at Verk Produksjoner. Two out of five of the company’s performances have been nominated for the Norwegian Hedda Award for performing arts, the performance Det eviga leendet (2011) and Stalker (2013) won the price of The Performance of the Year.

Since 2011, Becker has made several collaborations with choreographer Ingri Fiksdal and artist Ingvild Langgård, projects that have been (and still are) touring in several countries. Becker’s work has been presented at exhibitions such as Høstutstillingen, The Autumn Exhibition in Oslo, Trøndelagsutstillingen at Trøndelag Center for Contemporary Art in Trondheim, and The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad. Becker represented Norway at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015.

www.signebecker.com

Rosalind Goldberg (SE/NO/DE)

Rosalind Goldberg (SE/NO/DE) graduated from the MA in choreography at HZT – Inter –University Center for Dance Berlin in 2014 and from Balettakademien in Stockholm in 2007. She was born in Norway, raised in Sweden and based in Berlin and in Stockholm where she is working within several collaborations as well as independently. Her work is built on an interest in the body’s biological and social construction and in methods for exploring the murky water where these reside. Her latest work has focused around the notion of practice as a way to construct different logic systems through which bodies could function. Since 2009, her work has been co-produced by the venue Weld in Stockholm where she developed and presented the current project Jump with me!

Her work has been presented at Impulstanz festival Vienna, Tanz im August and to number of venues across Europe. With her work MIT, she was nominated to the price Prix Jardin d’ Europe. Since 2007, she has collaborated with Stina Nyberg and Sandra Lolax. Their latest production Immunsystemet is currently touring.

Ingvild Langgård (NO)

Ingvild Langgård is a composer, musician and sound artist, educated at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. Langgård composes and performs sound and music in different media, such as live performance, sound installations and music for stage, ensemble and film. Under the name Phaedra, Langgård has released two albums, The Sea (2011) and Blackwinged Night (2015), on the Norwegian avantgarde label Rune Grammofon.

Langgård has collaborated with choreographer Ingri Fiksdal and scenographer Signe Becker in several projects for stage, such as Cosmic Body, Night Tripper and The Orchard Ballads. These pieces have toured internationally to Chicago Contemporary Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati (US), brut-Wien (AUS), Kampnagel (DE), BUDA (BE), MDT (SE), Nordwind (DE), Baltoscandal (EST), Inkonst (SE), In Between Time (UK), ANTI Festival (FI), LIMIT Festival (RS), Black Box Teater, BIT-teatergarasjen and Avant Garden. Langgård’s latest production in collaboration with Signe Becker, NEW SKIN, a piece in between concert, installation and stage performance, premiered at Ultima Festival for Contemporary Music 2018. 

www.ingvildlanggard.com
www.phaedrasongs.com