WHAT DOES THE SPACE KNOW (2022)
Spaces are temporal. A potential for a shared moment.
In this interactive dance performance/installation they unfold, come to life, and then transform. We wonder how their resonance remains with us? How does the knowledge they have produced inform the places we are creating now?
In this dance duet we, Farah Saleh (Pal/UK) and Mirjam Sögner (DE/AT), investigate how spaces turn into places through connecting the past, present and future of the individual and the collective. Memories and imagination guide us through the creation of temporary embodied ways of relating.
Between dance, theater, and installation art, we explore how creatively being in/with vanished places can become a new form of encountering each other and coming together. The work stems from an investigation into and choreographic resonance with lost and transformed architectural spaces in both Palestine and Germany.
Choreography and performance: Farah Saleh and Mirjam Sögner
Composition: Samuel Hertz
Dramaturgy support: Luke Pell
Set and costumes: Zephyr Liddell
PR and marketing: Joy Parkinson
Funded by: International Coproduction Fund - Goethe Institut
Supported by: Goethe Institut Ramallah, More Than This and Dance Base
Dance Base (Edinburgh) in May 2022
Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow) in October 2022 ©Lucas Kao
Documentation of the process (2019-2022)