VERDENSRUM II, China : Lattice/Mist is a meditation on red Chinese characters and yellow, geometric lattice with temple-gong music. Initially one sees some Chinese characters. They develop into patterns and a cylinder getting closer. Suddenly the beholder is inside the cylinder. Patterns change and become more complex, until the movie turns backward, and one is slowly brought out of the cylinder and back to one of the Chinese characters, gradually disappearing in the mist.

​Birgit Kjærsgaard

 

Year of production: 2008

Running time: 15 minutes

Idea and Animation: Birgit Kjærsgaard

Sound Track: Jørgen Teller

Dramatic Consultant Willie Flindt

Technical consultant CAVI, Center of Advanzed Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus, DK

 

Exhibitions:

 

Charlottenborgs Spring Exhibition 2008, curated by Karim Rashid, NYC

 

A trans Pavilion, Berlin, DE, 2010, curated by Isolde Nagel

 

WITHIN  4TH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN 2010

 

Pakhus 64, Aarhus, DK, 2013

 

Nicolai, Kolding, DK, 2014

 

Supported by: Danish Art Foundation,  Danish National Banks Jubilefoundation, City of Aarhus, CAVI, TECHNE and UMA.

 

 

Links

 

CHARLOTTENBORG SPRING EXHIBITION 2008. Review by Torben Sangild, Politiken (in Danish)

 

....."Der er mere teknologisk retro at finde i Søren Bjørns malede kassettebånd og ikke mindst hos Birgit Kjærsgaard, der har genoplivet 3D-brillerne – de dér plasticbriller med røde og blå glas, som man forsøgte at lancere i biograferne i 1950’erne. Men i hendes 3D-film er det ikke monstre og tog der kører imod én. Det er en abstrakt-arkitektonisk meditation over røde, kinesiske skrifttegn og grønt geometrisk fletværk med tempel-gong-musik af Jørgen Teller. Selv om det ind imellem gør næsten ondt i de forvirrede øjne, er det en smuk og uhyre velproduceret installation, omgivet af den humor og sociale dialog, der ofte vil opstå, når folk skal iføre sig de fjollede briller....

 

Uddrag fra Politiken

 

VERDENSRUM III, India: Mandala/Metropolis

 

VERDENSRUM III, India: Mandala/Metropolis” is a meditation on golden mandalas and modern cityscapes, accompanied by the sound of tablas. In the beginning one sees the universe. A star (dot) becomes a Buddhist mandala. The mandala figure turns and on its top a city (a New York icon) rises. The city turns and a Hinduist mandala appears. One enters the mandala and its patterns start to change - becoming more and more complex as one gets closer to the center of the mandala. The film turns and one is slowly brought out of the mandala. By the end the mandala figure crumples and disappears.

​Birgit Kjærsgaard

 

Year of production: 2010

Running time: 15 minutes

Idea and Animation: Birgit Kjærsgaard

Sound Track: Jørgen Teller

Dramatic Consultant Willie Flindt

Technical consultant CAVI, Center of Advanzed Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus, DK

 

Exhibitions:

 

A trans Pavilion, Berlin, DE, 2010, curated by Isolde Nagel

 

WITHIN  4TH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN 2010

 

Pakhus 64, Aarhus, DK, 2013

 

Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK, 2014

 

Nicolai, Kolding, DK, 2014

 

Supported by: Danish Art Foundation,  Danish National Banks Jubilefoundation, City of Aarhus, CAVI, TECHNE and UMA.

 

VERDENSRUM I, Arab: Mosaic/Rain

 

VERDENSRUM I, Arab : Mosaic/Rain” is a meditation on Turkish, Arabic mosaics, accompanied by the sound of a drop. Initially one sees a “dot”. It develops into a geometric pattern and an octagon. The beholder enters the octagon. Patterns change and become more complex, until the film turns, and one is slowly brought out of the octagon and back to the “dot”, which transforms into a drop turning into rain.

​Birgit Kjærsgaard

 

Year of production: 2008

Running time: 15 minutes

Idea and Animation: Birgit Kjærsgaard

Sound Track: Jørgen Teller

Dramatic Consultant Willie Flindt

Technical consultant CAVI, Center of Advanzed Visualization and Interaction, University of Aarhus, DK

 

Exhibitions:

 

Images of The Middle East festival, Aarhus, DK, 2006

 

The International Digital Festival, Aarhus, DK, 2006

 

A trans Pavilion, Berlin, DE, 2010, curated by Isolde Nagel

 

WITHIN  4TH EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY BERLIN 2010

 

Pakhus 64, Aarhus, DK, 2013

 

Nicolai, Kolding, DK, 2014

 

Supported by: Danish Art Foundation,  Danish National Banks Jubilefoundation, City of Aarhus, CAVI, TECHNE and UMA.

 

 

VERDENSRUM II, China: Lattice/Mist

 

Workshop

 

Landscapes

Stills film sequence

Photos. Research Japan

A sense of Ryôkai/Happiness

 

Exploring the famous ritual of the Kongôkai and Taizôkai mandalas leading to perfect harmony through butoh

An intensive 2-day workshop - and one night of performance - of dance and creativity, body and mind with Kinya Tsuruyama (Japan) and Sayoko Onishi (Italy/France)

The workshop is open to all interested in exploration and movement, no prior experience in Butoh or dance is needed.

The idea of the mandala ritual is to merge two mandalas - representing respectively the feminine and the masculine world - and hereby enter into a realm/reach a state of/create - due to esoteric Buddhism - perfect harmony (in Japanese: Ryôkai). 

Exploring our own female and masculine energies through the spirituel dance of butoh we set off on a journey to connect the two mandalas and hereby create our own sense of the Ryôkai feeling, our own "perfect harmony" so to speak.

 

As a prelude to the workshop we will attend the performance, VERDENSRUM IV, Japan: Landscape/Portrait, where Kinya Tsuruyama and Sayoko Onishi unites the mandalas in a choreography inspired by noh-theater and the mandala ritual.

 

 

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Sayoko Onishi

 

"The sensitivity of the Japanese interpreter. Subtle features, chiseled muscles, a rounded interpretation, wrapped in the white cloud of Butoh, and the bewitched face, with a great charisma. The dancer searches the shadows, in an intimate work with a thousand facets, instinctual, sensual and esthetic."

Ermanno Romanelli

Danza e Danza – December 28th 2014

Sayoko Onishi is a Butoh Master. She was born in Hokkaido, Japan. Her dance and choreography are based on the practice of butoh. In this art, she mixes all her practices and melts in her dance elements of every culture she has met, with the desire to unite in her experiences the West and the East.

Since 1990, she has had a brilliant solo career as a professional dancer in Europe, working both as a choreographer and as a teacher. Sayoko Onishi is also a teacher of Tai Chi and Qi Qong, disciplines she studied at university in China.

Sayoko Onishi has mainly performed solo in renowned international theaters in all Europe (Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Roma, Palermo), in China and Japan and received more international awards. Since 2009, she has collaborated regularly with the French company Man'ok & Cie in Nancy (France) with the project MA2 (Move Art Two).

 

 

Kinya "ZULU" Tsuruyama


Zulu learned theater play from Satoshi Miyagi from 1987. In 1989 he became
member dancer of one of the most major butoh company called
Dai-Rakuda-Kan where he learned butoh from its' leader, Akaji Maro.
Zulu performed all of the peaces until he quit in the end of 1994.

 

'YAN-SHU' was the name of the series of choreography he started for Dai-Rakuda-Kan.
In 1995 Zulu went abroad to Berlin and was active in teaching workshops
and performing around Europe. He appeared Maurice Bejart's stage work
called "Concorce" in German's national theater Statsopera. He also acted in
Peter Greenaway's film called "Pillow Book". In 1997 he went back to Japan
and restarted his project 'YAN-SHU'. With this group he became more
active around the world. In 2005 and in 2007, his work has nominated for
Dora Award,
the Toronto's performing arts awards. From 2006 he started
his activity as poet and organizes poetly reading and improvisation
music shows few times a months in different venues.

 

 

 

Prices

 

10 Eu for 1 night - up to 3 nights

 

One price for performance + workshop  approx 220 Eu

Links

 

A trans

 

6th Month of Photography

 

Baunetzwoche#388 20. November 2014

 

..."Eine 3D-Installation aus vier Elementen? Klingt etwas kompliziert, ist aber ziemlich spannend: Birgit Kjærsgaard möchte mittels Foto, Film, Sound und Geruch auf eine Pilgerreise durch die japanische Berglandschaft Koya-san, unweit der Millionenstadt Osaka, entführen. Diese Transformation eines Ortes in seine Bestandteile ist in der Ausstellung in der Berliner Plattform A TRANS – kuratiert von Frank Wagner - zu sehen und zu riechen.  Die Dänischen Architektin und Künstlerin, die seit Jahren zur Rezeption kultureller Zeichensysteme und der Metaphorik von Weltkulturen forscht, kreiert sowohl mit realistischen Abbildungen als auch mit abstrakten Bildern einen japanischen Raum mitten in Berlin. Zu sehen bis zum 20. Dezember 2014 in der Zweigstelle Berlin."...

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