Frueke & Andreas Tilliander – UMI
The performance Umi, which means ocean in Japanese, explores our relationship to the untouched and untamed nature. Umi indicates our bottomless depth, either non-existence or existence. Ancient and primeval is the ocean, our mother’s mother. Umi represents a shapeless depth underneath a reflective surface. Umi is the second performance in the trilogy three bodies. Three bodies refer to the natural cyclic process and the three bodies or phases nature undergoes in a flow of duration. The third body mediates and connects the other two bodies. Just as day and night need dusk or dawn. Umi – three bodies is touring internationally 2018.
The performance/concert is a unique live act with butoh dancer Frauke and electro/glitch musician Andreas Tilliander.
Frauke and Tilliander’s most recent collaboration Yama – three bodies, the first part in the trilogy, premiered in Sweden 2017 during the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and with performances in Kobe, Japan and Marstrand, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Sweden. The aim of the project Umi – three bodies is a new international butoh dance performance created for an international tour 2018 in Latvia, Sweden and Japan.
Andreas Tilliander has been active within the electronic music scene ever since the beginning of the nineties. Nowadays, electronica is tightly associated with laptops, but rather than following the latest software development Tilliander prides himself on working with equipment that is more or less forty years old. Even if it’s principally about the creation of sound, the tactile dimension of it is tremendously important.
Frauke is a choreographer with a focus on butoh and performance. She is based in Gothenburg, and also does work internationally. She has created her own genre of Butoh where her works are site specific and unique. Frauke often works with other artists from different artistic disciplines and her performances are inspired by contemporary art and contemporary choreography. Within the project Frauke will teach butoh wokshops, give artist talk and arrange film screenings. Homepage: www.frauke.se.
Music: Andreas Tilliander
Costume: Gerd Karlsson
Light design/Scenography: Johan Rödström
Production: GoldDigger Productions
Photo: Tadahiko Shimizu
Performance is supported by Swedish Arts Council, City of Gothenburg, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Region Västra Götaland, Nordic Culture Point and Asia-Europe Foundation.
June, 16 / 20:00-21:00
RISEBA Architecture and Media Centre H2O6, AISTERE HALL.
Address: Durbes street 4, Riga.