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COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR
2019
KPH Volume, Copenhagen DK
Full mirrors, half mirrors, mylar, motorised winches, haze
Live performance, 40 min

Is my behaviour caused by my will? Can a collective of people exist without shared norms? Can individuals exist without relationships with others?

Collective Behaviour is a performance illustrating the symmetry between individual identity and collective identification. Reflective materials on the stage intervene the light, causing manipulations in space, time and the dancer’s individuality. The artists use projections and reflections to distort space, expanding it infinitely, duplicating it, isolating it, and with this changing of space, consequently stretch and bend time within the performance.

Dancers move independently in the space around the optical objects, whilst also the dancers become objects of the light and mirrors. They encounter undetermined images of themselves and others, creating accidental connections and determined relationships within the choreography.

Collective Behaviour is a collaboration between Korean artists Kimchi and Chips and Danish choreographer Simone Wierød premiering in KPH Volume on 18th, 19th December 2019. The project is supported by the Arts Council Korea (ARKO), STATENS KUNSTFOND, BIKUBENFONDEN, Københavnermærket and Seoul Dance Center.


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SCENOGRAPHY, LIGHTING: Kimchi and Chips
CHOREOGRAPHY: Simone Wierød
DANCERS: Boram Jun, Woosang Jeon, Yoonju Song
MUSIC: M€RCY feat. Josefine Opsahl
COSTUME DESIGN: Marie Nørgaard Nielsen
PRODUCER: Lee Soyoung

매 순간 이루어지는 결정은 나의 의지인가 관계의 영향인가? 공유된 규범이 없는 집단은 존재할 수 있을까? 관계를 벗어난 나의 실체는 무엇인가?

콜렉티브 비해비어[Collective Behaviour]는 개인의 정체성과 집단의 동일시 사이에서 형성되는 영향과 관계를 소재로한 퍼포먼스이다. 무대 위 설치된 반사 재질의 재료는 빛의 개입에 의해 공간과 시간, 무용수의 움직임에 조작을 가한다. 투영과 반사의 효과는 공간을 무한히 확장하거나 고립시키고, 시간의 속도를 왜곡하기도 하며, 불규칙적으로 복제된 무용수들의 이미지를 통해 실체에 대한 혼돈을 가중시킨다. 무용수들은 주체적으로 움직이며 공간을 이동하지만 거울과 빛이 만드는 투영과 반사 안에서 객체가 되기도하고, 타인과 우연적인 관계를 맺기도 하고, 영향을 주고 받기도 한다.

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Early idea sketch for scenography. November. 2018
Early prototyping with half mirror, full mirror and light. November. 2018
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Workshop in Seoul Dance Center. September. 2019
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Workshop in Seoul Dance Center. September. 2019
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Developing custome design in CPH. November. 2019
Acknowledgements

Co-commissioned by
Arts Council Korea and Arts STATENS KUNSTFOND BIKUBENFONDEN Københavnermærket

Photography by
Jason Alami

Videography by
Tim Panduro

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