Björn Säfsten: Fictional Copies

11 Apr 2014 – 12 Apr 2014

Event times

Friday 11 April 2014 / 19.30 | Saturday 12 April 2014 / 14.30 & 19.30

Cost of entry

£12.00 / £8.00 concession

Gateshead, United Kingdom


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Björn Säfsten: Fictional Copies


Friday 11 April 2014 / 19.30 Saturday 12 April 2014 / 14.30 & 19.30 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art / Level 1 / Duration: 60 mins Booking essential online at balticmill.com/tickets / £12.00 / £8.00 concession BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in association with Dance City presents Fictional copies. Created during 2013 by choreographer Björn Säfsten, set and lighting design collective SUTODA and five performers. The performance examines the importance of photography in today's culture and how it has become a significant force in the development of our identity, how we present ourselves and interact with others. In a space that documents all actions, the audience and performers share a common space and in doing so are all asked to take responsibility for the events which are created within it. A multitude of images captured in the opening minutes flow into the rest of the performance and ask — what is there to trust? Within the space the folding and manipulation of the images bends our trust in what we think is original. We are taken through a number of suggestions and scenarios that manipulate the way we perceive the images before us, and in doing so, question how we interpret the signs displayed. Björn Säfsten creates choreographic art in close collaboration with his current artistic team. Fictional copies is a development and continuation of the themes he has explored recently, in the critically acclaimed Introduction 2012 and a commission for Skà ¥nes Dansteater,...AND... 2013. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Co-production: Säfsten Produktion / National Choreographic Centre of Caen / Basse-Normandie and festival Les Boréales / The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design / NorrlandsOperan. With support from the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Stockholm, the Stockholm County Council and the Research Council. Concept / Björn Säfsten and SUTODA Choreopoetry / Björn Säfsten with performers Performers / Allison Ahl, Anja Arnquist, Kenneth Bruun Carlson, Oskar Landström, Sebastian Lingserius Installation / SUTODA Production / Nordberg Movement and Säfsten Produktion

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