Jan 25, 26 + 28. Talking & Props : TENDER PROTEST SERIES: The Weld Cycle / Mariana Suikkanen Gomes (SE)

Mariana Suikkanen Gomes is an artist and performance-maker dedicated to practices and rituals that locate themselves in the intersection between personal encounters, collective activities and performative presentations. In The Tender Protest Series she explores the realms of memory, intimacy, tenderness and vulnerability interlacing research on liveness, the emancipated actor and audience as witness/participant with artistic activism in the fields of radical softness and body positivity.

By- and with: Mariana Suikkanen Gomes | Co-facilitator: Ester Olofsson| Bandeira: Maria Stiernborg

Mariana holds a BA (Hons) in LIVE ARTS from Kingston University and an MA, The Autonomous Actor, from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is involved in various loving collaborations, most intensively as one third of the collective GLQ/GomesLechQuigley. As a performer she has worked with, among others, Sidney Leoni, Lundahl & Seitl, Marina Abramovic and Lynsey Peisinger.

Ester Olofsson holds a bachelor degree in performative arts from DOCH. As a dancer and performance artist she is based in Stockholm, and has worked with Ingri Fiksdal and Marina Abramović, among others. Ester is also co-creator of Knölkollektivet together with Heidi Edström, as well as the art collective Ulvsunda Bastusällskap.

Maria Stiernborg holds a BA from Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola in Scenography / Costume and a MA from Konstfack, Konst i Offentligheten. In recent years, she has also run the artist platform The Publishing in collaboration with Ludvig Uhlbors as well as the performance duo The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra in collaboration with the choreographer Kajsa Wadhia.


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Talking & Props 2018

With: Mariana Suikkanen Gomes, Hugo Hedberg & Karen Eide Bøen, Elise Nuding, Matthias Sperling, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt & Andreas Liebmann a.o.


The third edition of Talking & Props collects five scenic works which all in different ways treat languages in relation to a specific movement practice, as of material and sound, or as a sung or told story.

Narratives are stretched into everyday documentaries and poetics but also as a displacement where the fictional becomes real and what could be perceived as truth appears as theater. It is a question of a language appearing in thhe loneliness, within dialogue or in the public.

This year's edition present some works that already started in the previous edition of Talking & Props and artists who have a longer relationship with Weld, but also new acquaintances.


Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Andreas Liebmann's verse-sung work EXODUS, Mariana Suikkanen Gome's sense widening work The Tender Protest Series. Matthias Sperling returns with his solo Now that we know after having worked with Weld Company in the fall 2017. Elise Nuding's ongoing research, shown through a distinct presentation format through her solo Sounding lines shown for the first time at Weld together with Hugo Hedberg and Karen Eide Bøen's duet TO SEE YOURSELF FROM THE OUTSIDE.


During the whole day of February 4, sound and video works will also be presented, as well as a collection of speeches/utterances curated by Frida Sandström. These works relate in some ways to the main questions that Talking & Props stipulate, which are, what kind of body is constituted by a statement and what kind of words a physical material implies. Talking & Props is an affirmation of verbal, scenic expressions and is a pendulum to the choreographic work that Weld Company works with through the devise "No talking & No props”.


All events in english


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Program

Thursday 25/1
at 7pm: TENDER PROTEST SERIES: The Weld Cycle / Mariana Suikkanen Gomes (SE)

Friday 26/1
at 7pm:
TENDER PROTEST SERIES: The Weld Cycle / Mariana Suikkanen Gomes (SE)

Sunday 28/1
at 5pm: TENDER PROTEST SERIES: The Weld Cycle / Mariana Suikkanen Gomes (SE)

Sunday 4/2
at 1.30pm-8pm:
Ö (The Mutual Letter). Soundinstallation / Meriç Algün (SE/TR)
at 2pm-3pm: TO SEE YOURSELF FROM THE OUTSIDE / Hugo Hedberg (SE) & Karen Eide Bøen (NO)
at 3pm-4pm: Coffee + speech
at 4pm-5pm: Sounding lines / Elise Nuding (GB/SE)
at 5pm-6pm: Soup + speech
at 6pm-7pm: Now that we know / Matthias Sperling (GB)
at 7pm-7.30pm: Talk with Matthias Sperling


Thursday 8/2
at 7pm: EXODUS / Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt (DK) & Andreas Liebmann (CH)
The videowork Kujalleq by Camilla Aviaja Olsen (DK) & Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt (DK) will be shown during the evening.