Collaborative Contaminations

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.