ConVERGE Artist Residency at Ponderosa, Germany in September-October 2014 is an artist residency for performing artists. Ponderosa in North-East Germany hosts especially dancers and choreographers. In ConVERGE, we get to explore what we can do with our bodies and words with each other. What happens when a dancing poet meets a poetic dancer?
Con|VERGE offers interdisciplinary performance artists a chance to come together to make new, collaborative performance work. The intention of the residency is to make available time and space for creating new work, meeting and collaborating with other performance makers, and sharing skills, reflecting on process, and critiquing work with peers.
Poets and illustrators gather together repeatedly during one year in 2014 to collaborate. In the start, no one knew how the collaboration would be done. The ways of working got clarified along the way through practice, as well as the questions about who works with who. We ended up having lots of fun together, matching poems and pictures, finding words for tempting images, creating images on the base of poetry. Some even got to choose between two poems to pair one’s illustration.
Our August 12.-17.2014 exhibition in Lasipalatsin Akkuna, Helsinki, consists of fewer works than we actually made or started, so that means we are going to continue the work after this year. Be welcome to the opening on 12th August 5-7 pm!
Facebook event here:
All our works are made with some graphic technique; be it cine collé (as we did with the poems), etching, or other printing methods.
The participants are:
POETS: Marja-Liisa Hyvärinen, Pirjo Kotamäki, Satu Manninen, Outi-Illuusia Lilja, Pilvi Pääkkönen, Jolin Slotte, Tiina Svensk, Katariina Uski
ILLUSTRATORS: Mirkka Eskonen, Tiina Eräpuu, Filippa Hella, Pekka Järveläinen, Outi-Illuusia Lilja, Eeva Louhio, Liisa Louhio, Maija Toropainen, Gua Vainio, Kati Vuorento