Nana Francisca Schottländer

Artist of DAY 12 / Thu, April 26
Curator: Paola Paleari (IT)


Nana Francisca Schottländer (Denmark) works with emerging hybrids in the intersection between performance, installation- and conceptual art.

Each work is a laboratory for examining different aspects of life – from solitude, intimacy, death and ugliness to co-creation, social interventions and modern rituals. Each work has its own logic and calls upon different approaches for its accomplishment.

Central to her work is the use of her body as a living tool for investigation and creation – as the sum of experience and desire, a corporeal memory-bank and a kinaesthetic and sensuous presence, which communicates directly from body to body, from life to life.

Project for EC1 24H CPH
Nana Francisca Schotternder & Friends

Heavy Kinship no. 2: Getting Stoned (or Saxa Vitae)

Heavy Kinship is an ongoing exploration of the co-creative potential of stone and flesh, rock and human. Of the meeting between entities and bodies, both human and other-than-human, of ways of being, notions of time and the act of collaborative creation. The work is inspired by the Japanese concept of MA, object oriented ontology and panpsychism, poetry and and various approaches to inter/intra-species kinship.
For EC1 24H the artist will work with a load of rocks and boulders, going through different spatial explorations and meditatively performative interactions an encounters with them. Creating living images using gravity, ropes, human body/ies, mirrors and lights. Asking visitors to participate in interactions and cross species somatic meditations and also inviting friends and likeminded rock-lovers to take part in installational and performative actions.

The performance will start at midnight and evolve throughout the day.

Tentative schedule

00:00-02:00 Polished by Rain. A story for Grain Grain and Grain. A stone-on-top-of-another-stone session as a kinetic way of gazing into eternity. (With Andreas Hald Oxenvad).
02:00-09:00 Video sequence from the project Inseparable Together (created in collaboration with Ellen Birgitte Rasmussen and Alexandra Buhl) will be showing in the dark hours.
9.00:00-9.30 Ignition (by Georg Jagunov) drawing out sparks and initiating the process.
09:30-10:00 Somatic bonding session 1 (a guided meditative bonding between human and rock).
10:00-15:00 Binding time, binding space, binding presence (Spatial installation-making suspending different kinds of ropes, rocks of varying sizes and nationalities and mirrors).
15:00-16:00 Readings for rocks (with Christina Berg Johansen).
16:30-18:30 Donning Rocky (with Anne Sofie Madsen) (creating and putting on muscles made from rocks).
18:30-19:30 Going shopping for Vodka and honey with muscles.
19:30-20:30 Rock licking (eating honey and drinking vodka off the rocks).
21:00-21:30 Somatic bonding session 2 (a guided meditative bonding between human and rock).
21.30 Ignition 2, drawing out sparks to end the process and pass it on (by Georg Jagunov).

Georg Jagunov
Anne Sofie Madsen
Andreas Hald Oxenvad
Christina Berg Johansen

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