28.06.14 — 02.07.14
Sisters Hope was one of four international performance groups — Sisters Hope (DK), Savage Amusement (AUS/DE), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK) and Katalin Halasz (UK) — exploring and activating the intimate and sensuous in the so-called Performance Sense Laboratory at Roskilde festival 2014.
More pictures: Performance Sense Laboratory – Roskilde Festival 2014 at Sisters Hope Flickr. Photos by I Diana Lindhardt.
The performance-program of Roskilde Festival 2014 focuses on how to activate the sensuous through different, yet related, performance-artistic approaches which all subscribe to an interactive and immersive performance art tradition. In a symphony of installed, intimate parallel-universal rooms, the performance artists Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK), Savage Amusement (AU/DE), Sisters Hope (DK) and Kata Halasz (UK) will explore how to evoke the sensuous and poetic mode of being and being together in the otherworldly space that the festival already is, which is accentuated in this year’s art zone. The light in the performance sense laboratory is designed by Ungt lys.
The exploration with the performance staff members have begun and amongst explored from a set of questions unfolding the lab tradition and performance as a tool to investigate…
You have been traveling with the Sisters for a while. You have created a school where the sensuous is at the core of all thinking, acting and being. Now you will reach out – not only students in a certain age – but all ages in a performance sense lab, where you will deepen your understanding of and exploration with the sensuous.
In a lab a certain logic or rigor is applied. And fundamental question are: What is your research question? What is your hypothesis, how do you collect your results and how do you create categories? All these questions are lab – questions. But in order to answer them we start with the poetic self.
Questions to the poetic self
Who are you right now?
Do you have a name right now?
Sense your poetic-body: Is there a certain energy connected to your poetic being – or several that your poetic being prefers?
Rethink when you met the Sisters the first time and you’ve choose to contribute?
What is your mission in life?
What do you want to explore in the lab? Your lab…
What is your hypotheses?
How do you want to explore it?
How do you want to collect your data?
In which form do you imagine that the results could be represented? Maybe there are several forms?
What is the logic in your lab?
When do you decide that you achieve a result?
Do you work with a set-up? Could the experiment fail in your laboratory?
If something can fail how do you re-do an experiment?
How do you prepare your human research object for your experiment? Maybe you have several strategies?
In what state of mind would you like to leave your human-research object?
What could be done in order to achieve this goal? Does this requires special instruments or obejcts?
How can your research be transmitted to The Sisters (who will pass it on into the secure hands of The Protector of the Archive)?
Do you have any worries about your experiments or something you think it would be important to be aware of?
Artistic director and concept
Gry Worre Hallberg
Curatorial framework and curation
Gry Worre Hallberg
Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz
Gry Worre Hallberg, Nana Elisabeth Paja Senderovitz
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Andreas Søvhøj (Evokers)
Ana Berkenhoff (Savage Amusement)
Anna Lawaetz (Sisters)
Anton Gade (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
David Price (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Dennis Haladyn (Evokers)
Diana Lindhardt (Sisters Hope)
Erik Rask (Evokers)
Fie Fri Nielsen (Evokers)
Gry Worre Hallberg (Sisters Hope)
Jacob Fuglsang (Evokers)
Katalin Halasz (Katalin Halasz)
Katrine Møllebæk (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Lasse Daugaard Betzen (Evokers)
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Linda Reinered (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Louisa Aisin (Sisters Hope)
Louise Gronemann (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Louise Jensen (Katalin Halasz)
Marie-Louise Werner (Sisters Hope)
Melanie Wolf (Savage Amusement)
My Djørup (Sisters Hope)
Nicolas Alexander Zurita (Evokers)
Nikoline Kern (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Rasmus Knutzen Nielsen (Sisters Hope)
Rasmus Malling Skov Jeppesen (Sisters Hope)
Sanna Blennow (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Sunniva Byvard (Evokers)
Tilde Elme (Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)
Evokers was recruited by Gry Worre Hallberg and trained by her Anna Lawaetz.
Direction Sisters Hope
Set-design Sisters Hope
Visual identity: Gry Worre Hallberg
Set-design concept and strategy: Gry Worre Hallberg
Set-design for Sisters Hope including reception: Alberte Laursen
Rothenborg and Rhoda Ting with Anna Lawaetz
Set-design assistants: Connor Parks and Ayo Villum Krogh (The
Ungt Lys with Gry Worre Hallberg here within set-design
involvement with following groups: Savage Amusement, Lilibeth
Cuenca Rasmussen and Katalin Halasz
Ulf Rathjen Kring Hansen with Gry Worre Hallberg