How is the behaviour of water altered through different contaminations? What happens if we think of contaminations as a collaborative event?
Collaborative Contaminations is both a performance and an interactive installation.The installation consists of a pool of water, hanging ice, a camera and projector. This installation creates a feedback loop of projection and reflection where the water reflects an interactive image on the wall which is moved by the movement of water and the dripping ice. Visitors can also interact with the installation which changes with the movement of the water.
In the performance, Rósa explores transformations that occur through the encounter of water with various materials. Through choreographic methods, Rósa creates a dance of water, air, sound and pigment. The clean water gets contaminated and transforms into uncanny and magical landscapes. Images of cell-like microcosmos, aurora borealis, a boiling terrain and vast galaxies arise, choreographed together with live soundscapes made with water and ice.Image: Owen Fienes
Concept, choreography and performance Rósa Ómarsdóttir
Projection and installation Hákon Pálsson
Co-Production Reykjavík Dance Festival.
This work was made during Rósa’s fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Rósa’s fellowship is funded by the TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the special program »NEUSTART KULTUR« (BKM) and the State Capital of Stuttgart.