Curator of DAY 18 / Wed, May 2
Artist: Inga Gerner Nielsen (DK)
Co-curator of DAY 21 / Sat, May 5
Maria Nadia S.Nielsen (b. 1988, Denmark) is based in Copenhagen where she lives and works. She has a background in dance, and is currently working with performance-installations, composing music and writing essays.
Some of her works have been shown at Heartland Festival, Teaterøen, Ovartaci Museum and Roll Gate Studio, New York.
For EC1 24H she is curating Inga Gerner Nielsen, which she has also been interviewing and written a creative essay about, published in the Danish magazine AF:ART #5 . Inga is the first artist Maria Nadia has been curating.
Project for EC1 24H CPH
My Protestant Origins & Catholic Fantasies
Artist: Inga Gerner Nielsen
IGN will use her 24 hours to introduce her two concepts, My Protestant Origins & Catholic Fantasies, which will come to inform her new performance series with the working-title COUNTER REFORMATION. The series highlights the possible religious ideology inherent in the aesthetics of different genres of contemporary performing arts.
The performance research takes its starting point in sociologist Max Weber’s ‘Protestant Ethics and Spirit of Capitalism’ (1904) in order to examine how the work ethics of protestantism might help us look closer at the values of authenticity and presence, feeding the neoliberal paradigm. As IGN claims herself to be a “bad protestant”, she will create a setting for being trained in the work of presence.
When night falls IGN intends to collapse into a kind of performance default mode together with friends, lovers, new and former collaborators such as her long-time artistic partner Madeleine Kate McGowan from the group Club de la Faye. Through the pleasure taken in performing rituals and embodying classical gestures of saints they will try to open up into yet another realm; of being fully present with you elsewhere.
Cupid’s 1st kiss
» Cupid’s 1st kiss « is a performance-installation staging the erotic as force and the obscene as culture. With the use of choreography, voice & sound we will explore the erotic with theoretical inspiration from Psychoanalysis, Greek mythology, Ancient rituals, Feminist writings & litterature (Audre lorde, George Batailles).
The performance-installation at EC1 24H will be elements from the full performance-installation (immersive theatre) “Cupid’s 1st kiss” – taking place at Bådteatret, Nyhavn we will be playing for 5 days – May 11-15 – 2018: http://www.baadteatret.dk/cupids-1st-kiss/
Freja Maria Kreutzfeldt