Vertical Exile Stockholm/Botkyrka
Vertical Exile is an international project which took place in two refugee camps in the West Bank, April 09; in Copenhagen suburbs, August 09; and in Botkyrka / Stockholm from January to June 2010, transforming through time.
It is an artistic platform where citizens, local artists and architects meet to share and exchange creative knowledge and define collective ideas in relation to the urban space. The project uses different aspects of the map as a platform for a process that deals with transformation of movements; from the field of dance to the social movements between people, experiences and ideas.
Vertical Exile – Stockholm/Botkyrka is a 6 months platform, from January to June 2010, creating relations between the center of Stockholm and its periphery areas: Botkyrka, Fitja, Alby and Tumba by moving in the territory and through scale models imaginaries. Local artists proposed different ways of meeting the community by different forms of interventions in a chosen indoor or outdoor space.' Open residencies' and 'Super Residencies' were another structure of inviting artists to exchange and produce knowledge.
'Make Your triangle'
20 January - 10 June, foyé at Dansens Hus - lille scenen
Interact with Botkyrka and Stockholm Maps. A playful exhibition 'Try your Triangle'!, with videos on "Vertical Exile – West Bank & Copenhagen" projects and an an installation of accumulative pictures about this 6 month project "Vertical Exile – Stockholm/Botkyrka".
'Make Your triangle & Re-Map Botkyrka'24 February - end of May.
This exhibition will begin in Tullinge Library, after 3 weeks it will travel to the library at 'Medborgakontoret' in Botkyrka, and Fitja.
# Looking into 5D! & Build your wish world:
19 February, & 29. April, kl. 12-18. at Dansens Hus small stage.Stockholm
An open workshop for all citizens, architects, city planners, artists, etc, to build a 3D model of an imaginary wish world, using cardboard boxes, photography, filming, moving, etc.
After the experience on the 19th of February, a new animated space was created in Dansens Hus small stage, inviting citizens, artists, architects, dancers, urban planners, from Botkyrka and Stockholm to create a large-scale model of a 5D world, using building material for modeling, photography, movements, film and mostly imagination.
# A mobile diary-photography:
27. February, 20. March, 7 & 21 April, 10 & 26 May, 19.00 & kl. 18-20, at Fittja Ungdomsgård (5 workshops & 1 task on photography)How do you take a good image and how do you communicate through images? Ylva Henrikson and Botkyrka Ungdomsråd invites youths with their mobile phones as camera or with any digital camera to participate in this event.
Task: Take 1 photo every day during one month, the theme is something you like or something you would like to change. Take the images when you are moving from one place to the other within the area where you live.The project ends with a digital exhibition build together, a flip book/slideshow shown on internet.
Some photos were part of an exhibition in Botkyrka and Stockholm.
# Animation & Movement!
12.May, 19.00-20.30, at Fittja Ungdomsgård (Fittja Youth house)
A workshop on Choreography & Animation, producing a collective animation/choreography in scale model of a table dimension, streamed directly into a film!!!
# Conference on Community Art23. March, kl. 16.00 -19.00. Moderna Dansteatern Stockholm.
Tor Lindstrand on Architecture art projects in Tensta
Anders Paulin & Tor Lindstrand, Temporary National Theatre (TNT) at the Royal Theatre of Copenhagen, a temporary transformation of the national stage into a house of the people
Sara Gebran & Anders Paulin, on 'Vertical Exile' projects in refugee camps/West Bank, Copenhagen and Stockholm/Botkyrka
Paloma Madrid, Community Dance in Botkyrka
Arena Baubo, Empower Station in Beirut & Botkyrka: How can you claim equality
# Hula Hoop Attack!
We teach specific ways of using Hula Hoop as a tool to brake social barriers, through a physical approach, using fun and easiness! Groups and schools can book free Hula Hoop workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org
16. March kl. 13-14.30 / 20.March kl. 13-14 at Moderna Dansteatern with dancers from Botkyrka and Stockholm. During April: spontaneous Hula Hoops workshops appears in Alby Centrum. And closed classes for youth in Tulligen school. 22. May: Norsborg Ungdomsgard. 29. May: Hågelbyparken
# Super Residency
6 Super residencies, was given to 6 artists, between March & May. Artists were free to bring their own artistic interest, limited by these constrains: bringing to the community/locality a work created in a public or semi-public space, in the suburbs of Botkyrka, Alby, Fittja, Tumba & Tulligen.
The residency should be between minimum 1 to more days.
Participants: Kajsa Sandström, Arena Baubo, Nadja Pärssinen & Paivi, Nils , Åsa Åström & Håkan Huszkowsk & Jessyka Watson. - Kajsa's Super Residency included a workshop for kids of 5 years old, 7 & 8 of April, and a performance 28. April kl. 10 in Tumba Stage.
- Nadja & Paivi did their 2 weeks dancing in Alby Library.
- Lena & Majula, recording sounds of Botkyrka, interviewing people and improvising a dance, the last week of April.
- Nils Personne & Johan E AnderssonIntryck,uttryck,avtryck 28/5, kl 18, in Tumba Centrum. Music made from scrap metal instruments, dance & environment!
- Empower Station with Arena Baubo, in an open space in Hågelbyparken, Botkyrka 29/5, kl 11.
- A platform for discussion and experimenting how to ’empower’ others Jessyka Watson** with her Super Residency "The Rock Opera Super! Power!" done in February-March, about the formation of a community using song and dance.
# Free Residency week
We give away to dancers and choreographers our residency time (studio space) at Moderna Dansteatern, in the form of open doors and at Dansens Hus as close doors. If you are based in Stockholm we ask you in return to teach one contemporary class and/or observe an open rehearsal of one of the dance groups from Botkyrka.
# The wall WARNING.
1 April, Botkyrka
We have received information that a wall will be raised through Botkyrka. Work will start 1st of April. The secret plans have been reviled by a former employee at Wall Security – Sweden, and we believe that this should be treated as a serious warning. The building of the wall will be defended with promises about increased security, but the real reason is to strengthen the control over the community and to divide people from each other. The question is: Security for who?
# Performance: 'VOODOOM: Waking the Model'
2-4 June, Dansens Hus – lilla scenen, Stockholm
Using voodoo, multi-dimensions - dance, models, wizardry live music, live projections, installations of “shrines”, voodoo, and ritualistic acts - we invoke the super-natural powers of the spirits, to assist us in the production of new knowledge, places, people and relationships, as well as lifting away the spells off Stockholm and Botkyrka, to better access our imaginary and utopia scenarios. “Come then, let us create a city in theory from its beginnings.” - Plato
"It feels a bit like being on technical-Ethnography, and Modern Dance Museum at the same time…So if voodoom power is as strong as proponents argue that religion is, after yesterday's audience this evening, both rigorous, stimulating and multi interesting ritual will get all their wishes fulfilled" Cecilia Djuberg.
By choreographer/dancer Sara Gebran in collaboration with the artists: The dancers/choreographers Ylva Henrikson (Se), Eliisa Erävalo (Fi/Se), animator/dancer Olle Söderström (Se) and musician/composer Martin Vognsen (Dk). Consultant dramaturgy: Anders Paulin (Se). Assistant: Elin Samuelsson.
Sound track Martin Vognsen >>>
Vertical Exile Stockholm/Botkyrka is produced by Public Eye/Sara Gebran in collaboration with Dansens Hus Theatre, Botkyrka Kommun, Moderna Dansteatern, Mångkulturellt Centrum Fittja, SITE studio. and with the economical Support of: Kulturrådet, Nordic Kultur Point, Innovativekultur, Stockholms Kulturförvaltning & Botkyrka Kommun.