‘Oracle’ is an eyes-closed body-voice improvisation practice reading diverse spaces: train stations, parks, institutions, forests, public libraries, urban gardens and private living spaces. It interacts with these surroundings through instant sound and movement composition and expands the boundaries between individual emotional expressions and shared public space. Each practice session is unique to the moment and context. ‘oracle’ was created at the end of 2015 as a need to collaborate, vocalise and heal.
As one of the performers is terminally ill, this process of dying guides and influences the way of working and the work itself. Thus, one of the main focus became documentation and the question: How to be present during sound-performances while not being present? While this research is relevant to the future artistic context, the idea is to continue experimenting with different ways of documentation during the residency. What mediums are available that could replace the ephemeral performance or expand the boundaries of documentation? Is the live-performance replaceable at all? How is death and documentation related? How can something or someone live beyond its temporal life. What does this mean?
The dancers and performance artists look forward to exchanging their research and to connecting it to the accumulated knowledge of researchers at IAC, the University of Lund and other sound performance artists in Malmö.
At the end of the residency in May a sharing moment of the research will be organised which may take the form of an open table discussion, a collaborative performance or a listening session.