The Publication – a chain reaction of artistic practices and happenings at Köttinspektionen 2016
The Publication Meet, Read, Do (Ses, Läs, Gör) is an initiative by Köttinspektionen Dance (Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren) to invite artists to “document artistically” one of the occasions in a serie of choreographed reading circles that took place during 2016, at Köttinspektionen in Uppsala. The interest was to follow and stretch the materials that dance and choreography offer us, with less focus on its originality and origin and more on how it finds, moves, connects, undress and possibly compost us into an eternal cycle.
The choreographed reading circles were experimental sessions proposed and led by five different choreographers posing the questions: What kind of choreography is reading? Can the recognisable format of a reading circle enable a playful meeting between people with and without prior knowledge within the dance discourse, a meeting in between theory and practice; between what is said and done? The invited artists documenting these circles were instructed to participate in the same way as other participants; as spectator/listener/witness or as reader/dancer. Their commission was to answer with their eyes, their ears, their hands or thought to the reading circle, with a material that can be printed on paper.
The idea with artistic documentation was to try out the notion of documentation from a strictly subjective horizon, and to allow for the materials produced at Köttinspektionen to be reactivated and merge into new materials, immaterial and material. These are now put together and part of The Publication, a collection of five individual posters made up of the artists documentations. The posters present texts/images by Frida Sandström, Zoë Poluch, Moa Franzén, Maria Stiernborg and Barkman Bark, with graphic design by Jonas Williamsson.