13 February 2021–2 May 2021

Marie Fahlin – Centauring

Exhibition opens Saturday 13 February, 12noon-4pm

Information regarding Covid-19

Marabouparken konsthall in collaboration with Stockholm University of the Arts, The Department of Dance and the choreographer and PhD candidate Marie Fahlin are happy to announce Marie Fahlin’s exhibition Centauring.

The exhibition of Marie Fahlin’s artistic research project Moving through Choreography – Curating Choreography as an Artistic Practice takes the notion of “centauring” as its starting point. It can be understood as a temporary integration of two bodies, practices, objects or fields of knowledge in the creation of a third – to us unknown – creature, phenomenon, situation, becoming or being; a centaur.

The centaur is a fantasy figure, a liminal being, but also the notion, or image, used in dressage, to describe the practice and the aesthetics of an equipage. The project has evolved from questions concerning how curating and choreography can be understood as a common artistic practice, how they are “centauring”, and how this practice operates in relation to dressage.

The relation between horses and humans within the field of dressage (equitation) builds on choreographic practices (forms, patterns, movements and the equestrian’s “aid”) and includes affect creating situations like intimacy, dominance, fear, flow and compliancy. In her project, Marie Fahlin has used objects, language and choreography emanating from dressage and equitation. Together with performers she has researched how these can be set in motion in performative actions in relation to an audience, in order to find new ways of curating the inner and external aesthetics, as well as extending the knowledge field, of dressage.

The exhibitions consists of an installation that covers the whole of the exhibition space and among other things includes a video documentation of the performance ONE – I leave the skin dead and dry shining light behind me, objects and text works. Centauring succeeds Marie Fahlin’s project Manege, which took place at Marabouparken in November 2019.

As an integrated part of the exhibition, a program will take place. Artists, choreographers, dancers, experts of dressage, together with other artistic researchers, have been invited to perform, to intervene with the exhibition and engage in conversations on the art of riding as well as the notion of artistic research, in relation to visual exposition and the field of art.

Integrated program during Centauring
13 February-2 May

13 February, 12pm–4pm
The exhibition opens. Included in the exhibition is a video documentation of the performance ONE – I leave the skin dead and dry shining light behind me

4pm online
Video documentation Marie Fahlin’s ONE – I leave the skin dead and dry shining light behind me is screened online at SKH:s Vimeo page.

14 March, 2pm. Performance
Cristina Caprioli – partial haze

20 March, 2pm. Performance
Weld Company/Anna Koch – Manège à trois
Weld Company/Litó Walkey – aswebegin

11 March, 2pm. Performance
Frédéric Gies – (Black) Ribbon Dance
Rebecca Chentinell – Thread
Marie Fahlin – cicatrix textus

18 April, 2pm. Conversation [in Swedish]
Riding in The Expanded Field
Lena Oja, Aase Berg, Carl-Johan Malmberg, Paula von Seth, Pernilla Zetterman

25 April, 2pm. Performance
Cristina Caprioli – Alltid ibland aka for the sake of a scramble

28 April, 2pm. Viva voce [in English]
The public defense of Marie Fahlin’s doctoral project Moving through Choreography – Curating Choreography as an Artistic Practice (Stockholm University of the Arts).

Opponent: Joanna Sandell. Examination committee: Theodor Ringborg, Astrid von Rosen, Gabriel Smeets, Rebecca Hilton (deputy member). Principal supervisor: André Lepecki. Supervisor: Cristina Caprioli

The public defense takes place in the exhibition at Marabouparken konsthall

2 May. 2–4pm. Finissage
Performance: Marie Fahlin – ONE – I leave the skin dead and dry shining light behind me
Release of Koreografisk Journal #7, Artistic Research
A discussion on artistic research with invited guests, moderated by Anna Koch.

Centauring handout

Centauring is a collaboration between Marabouparken Art Gallery and Stockholm University of the Arts/Department of Dance

Many people have contributed to this project, thank you to you all!