Performance event at 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden
19:00 on 15 September
Marie Gavois & Michel Klöfkorn
Rut Karin Zettergren
AGGRESSIVE GESTURES is the title and topic for the event at 3:e våningen. The nature and causes of aggression relates to both historical tragic events and our everyday life, be it from enemies or those closest to us. For this project, Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Marie Gavois & Michel Klöfkorn, Klas Eriksson and Rut Karin Zettergren investigate actions and indications of aggression in our contemporary society and present their performative artworks at 3:e Våningen.
This project reflects upon the transition from the critical attitudes toward governing bodies of post-war period in politics and social issues to our current globalized perspective. Reconnecting the history of aggression with our society today. We also problematize the current issues of online aggression like passive-aggressive destruction in social media. The history and background of the modern, frequently used word in the western world, Passive-aggressive behaviour spans over many intriguing fields of human social life; in aspects of psychology, labor law, political resistance and conflict theory.
Hiroko Tsuchimoto is a visual/performance artist, living in Sweden since 2008. Her works are generally manifested as stage performances and social experiments in public spaces. In her performance pieces, she often provides communal experiences to audience members through physical assignments, dialogues, and collective movement. Tsuchimoto is an organizer of PALS-Performance Art Links, and a member of Fylkingen. She is also a grant holder at IASPIS residency in Johannesburg in 2018.
Marie Gavois & Michel Klöfkorn has been collaborating making mainly performance works since 2015 as a duo.
Marie Gavois is a stage artist/ performer based in Stockholm and Dortmund. Her current practice focus on NOISE DANCE and discusses the architecture of labor_ between documentary and staging, contemporary social realism and utopia. She is a member of the sound art and noise duo Sisterloops. Between 2015-2018 she was the chair woman of Fylkingen - new music and intermedia in Stockholm.
Michel Klöfkorn is a Frankfurt based artist. He has a background in animation and experimental film focused on music and sound. He was invited to film retrospectives at B3 biennale/ Frankfurt, Museum Tinguely/ Basel and Cinema Nova/ Bruxelles. He recently started to de- weave pictures.
Klas Eriksson graduated from The Royal Academy of Art in Stockholm in 2010. Since then he has had solo shows at Göteborgs Konsthall (2017), Prosjektrum Norrmans, Stavanger (2015) and Kalmar Art Museum (2013). He has also participated in a large number of group shows in Sweden and internationally. Klas Eriksson is represented by Galleri Christian Larsen in Stockholm and Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence.
Rut Karin Zettergren works with video, performance, installations and internet-based art. She holds a MFA from Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and has studied art at Makere University in Uganda and ISA in Cuba. Rut Karin is a member of the artist groups Crystal Beacon, Osäkerhetsprincipen and 0s+1s Collective. Her work focuses on questions about the technological development from feminist and futuristic perspectives, the influence of the Internet on popular cultures and historical events that shaped contemporary culture.
AGGRESSIVE GESTURES is a part of an exchange between the organizations 3:e Våningen and Fylkingen in Stockholm.
Fylkingen - New Music and Intermedia Art is an artist-run association with a venue in Stockholm for experimental music and performing arts. The association was founded in 1933 and currently consists of around 300 Swedish and international artists that develop and present new works at the Fylkingen space. The association is run by an active board, production group and members.
2018 Fylkingen celebrates its 85 year anniversary which makes it the world's oldest forum of its kind. Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Marie Gavois are active members of Fylkingen.
The program is supported by Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse