Sonya Lindfors: “camouflage”


Fri May 27 2022 at 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm


Mdt | Stockholm, ST

*** Scroll down for English
camouflage är ett flerskiktat landskap där saker är både avslöjade och döljda. Under den brokiga ytan finns en spekulativ (auto)fiktion, där konstnären avslöjar sitt trick. Men allt är inte som det ser ut.
camouflage, ett nytt verk av Sonya Lindfors och arbetsgruppen, undersöker tittandet och blickens politik. Scenen har potentialen att avslöja och dölja, göra saker osynliga eller hypersynliga. Men hur känner vi igen det vi ser? Vad händer i det ögonblicket av igenkänning när du kategoriserar något som ”samtida”, som ”konst” eller som ”svart”?
Verket “scatar” med förfäder, halkar i betydelser och drömmer om rätten till opacitet.

*** Eng
Camouflage (eng): The use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination for concealment, disguise, mimesis, simulation or falsification.
camouflage is a multilayered landscape where things are both revealed and covered. Under the variegated surface is a speculative (auto)fiction, where the artist reveals their trick. But not everything is what it looks like.
camouflage, a new work by Sonya Lindfors and working group, examines the act of looking and the politics of the gaze. The stage has the potentiality to reveal and obscure, make things invisible or hypervisible.
But how do we recognize what we see? What happens in that moment of recognition when you categorize something as “contemporary”, as “art” or as “Black”?
The work scats with ancestors, slips in meanings and dreams of the right to opacity.
Sonya Lindfors is a Cameroonian-Finnish choreographer, facilitator and educator. She is the artistic director of UrbanApa, an antiracist and feminist art organization based in Helsinki.

Directing and concept: Sonya Lindfors
Choreography: Sonya Lindfors & working group
Performers: Esete Sutinen, Julian Owusu, Johanna Karlberg, Riikka Lakea/Elisa Tuovila, Sonya Lindfors.
Light and spatial design: Erno Aaltonen
Sound design: Jussi Matikainen & Tony Sikström
Texts: Working group & Édouard Glissant

Costume design: Sanna Levo & Paulina Sjöberg
Collaborators in the process: Elisa Tuovila, Lydia Östberg Diakité, Pauliina Sjöberg, Zen Jefferson, Selma Kauppinen
Production assistants: Tuure Kaukua, Riikka Lakea
Costume sewing: Sanna Levo & Elina Tuomisto
Set buidling: Marja Zilcher, Maija Poskiparta
Workshops: Lehmus Murtomaa, Sara Melleri, Mari Kätkä
Residences: Reykjavik Dance Festival / NREP ; MDT, Stockholm; Saaren kartano / Koneen Säätiö
Co-production: MDT, Stockholm
With the support of: Arts Promotion Center Finland, Svenska Kulturfonden, Nordic Culture Point.
Picture: Tuukka Ervasti and Anne Naukkarinen
Production: Zodiak, Stoa, Sonya Lindfors, UrbanApa/UTT ry

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