Saterday July 4
15.35 hrs. - introduction
15.40 hrs. - performance and talk with Johhan Rosenberg - T.R.A.P.S.
From high intensity into cold and flat reality. Johhan Rosenberg is an Estonian performer and choreographer with a background of music and dance studies. Attracted to places that are hidden and urgent, he works with tracing and editing the canons of realities - making choreographies of sense with nonsense. In his practice, the functionalities of language and identities become embodied contexts towards the process of creating surroundings. Through raw vocabulary and playfulness, he layers body, text and sound to meet-cross in the architecture of collective consciousness. Striving to create an absorbing figure of human artefact(s), he mediates amongst selves and the public gaze, where performance becomes a technology to tear apart what is already known in order to develop new autonomies.
Work T.R.A.P.S. creates a hyper mediated identity to foreground the absence of its being. Investigating and falling into the gaps between the citational and visceral, It gazes back to reflect its own sociality and sings forgotten melodies. The space meditates in its surrounding before the language, creating an atmosphere of both intimacy and estrangement. Searching for emergence of physicality.
T.R.A.P.S. is a microscopic landscape for traps - areas of thinking which we stumble upon, even though we have the best of skills and intentions. In the struggles to extricate ourselves from the areas, T.R.A.P.Seeks to discuss an absent image and trace our forgotten belongings. T.R.A.P.S. is a limited potential and a force of displacement.T.R.A.P.S. is a trapping pulse and a raw meat programmed to consume.T.R.A.P.S. is a place where drugs and identities are sold and dissolved.It is a scream, hope from hopelessness, a person’s dirty mouth and also a two-wheeled carriage pulled by a horse. It Travels, Restricts, Attrapts (?), Pushes and Stops our presence while we’re being tricked by our own traps.