Ula
Sickle

Spaces of Appearance (talk)

Scores N4 - Under Protest
Tanzquartier Wien, 08.12.2011

Lecture/Presentation

Visual artist Mohamed Bourouissa gained recognition for his photographic series Périphériques carefully staged studies of the tension and power relations afflicting young people in the suburbs of Paris. In his more recent video work he gives the camera to his subjects so that they film themselves a friend in prison films his cell with his mobile phone, illegal cigarette sellers film their transactions with hidden cameras. The result is a multiplication of perspectives and a blurring of reality and fiction.


In her performances, choreographer Ula Sickle focuses on the individual dance histories of her performers, and the way their movements are culturally and politically coded. Recently she created solos for and together with two young Congolese dancers, reflecting the influence of western hip hop as well as the hybrid mix of dances found in local nightclubs, while revealing the frustration and desires of young people growing up in Kinshasa.

 
In this discussion the two artists talk about their individual work and about a future collaboration: a project that aims to use the public space as a space of experimentation and research. Considering the city scape as both a fixed and fluctuating architecture, the project will examine how the body inhabits, resists and appropriates the city, becoming itself a temporary and mobile architecture.

The project will be presented in the 2014 edition of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.

Scores N4 - Under Protest
An artistic-theoretical parcours on the body's capacity for action
07.12-11.12. 2011 Tanzquartier Wien

http://www.tqw.at/en/content/scores-n%C2%B04-under-protest

Ula Sickle, Yann Leguay & Jolie Ngemi - Jolie
Mohamed Bourouissa - Legend