Synopsis and credits


Using Mixed Reality, an archive is created of the studio processes of choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir in creating her 2017 performance Conspiracy Ceremony – HYPERSONIC STATES. This intense and powerful choreography was made from many hours in the studio working with reflective somatic (bodily) practices. The deep and meditative quality of the work makes it a fascinating archiving challenge: how is it possible to archive the dynamic, moving meditation of the dancers? We experimented with archival design prototypes using 2 different Augmented Reality browsers intended to convey some of the qualities of Guðjónsdóttir’s work. This is an example of research that has philosophical, technological and performative qualities.

An artistic research from the Living Archives Research Project at Malmö University. A  collaboration between: Professor in philosophy  Susan Kozel, choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Screen dance maker Dr. Jeannette Ginslov, computer specialist Keith Lim and Daniel Spikol. Dancers: Johanna Chemnitz, Catherine Jodoin, Laura Sigemund, Marie Topp, Suet-Wan Tsang. Composer: Peter Rehberg. Photographer: Jeannette Ginslov.


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