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Photo: Jan Nyberg, editing Karolina Ginman & Saija Lehtola

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3.3.2020 17:00 to 18:30 4.3.2020 17:00 to 18:30

Z-free: Karolina Ginman

Z-free is Zodiak's reisdency concept where selected artists are given the opportunity to present their working methods, work on their ideas and engage the audience in the creative process. 

Karolina Ginman & working group: A Human Ensemble

A Human Ensemble is ten simultaneous solos and a weave of psychocorporeal formulations that emerge from the group’s collective unconscious.

Ten performers of different ages, languages and professions (dance, performance, fine art, medicin etc.) engage in a corporeal reformulation of free association, a practice that I have been exploring alone and with colleagues and students since 2016. For me, this practice has meant a form of active self-reflection that takes place in the common terrain of my private and performer body, a resonance of my own psychoanalysis.

I invite my performers to an intimate, sensual contact with their corporeal materia, and to surrender to a precisely articulated, deeply lived-through stream of corpoconsciousness. Thus, each performer forth-articulates their inner being in the mutual space, allowing a comforting coexistence of varying, diverging and merging intensities and potentials.

During the Z-free period, each performer deepen their subjective relationship to this practice. At the same time, this particular composition of human beings formulate their suggestion of flavours, depths, lightnesses, roughnesses, delicacies, brightnesses, darknesses beyond the boarders of reason.

Psychoanalysts Anne Kotkavirta and Jussi Kotkavirta travel with this project as companions in reflection. The demo includes an open reflection where the psychoanalytic perspective is present. Welcome!

Working group: choreographer Karolina Ginman, performers Ingrid André, Sonja Elonen, Saija Lehtola, Marlon Moilanen, Jan Nyberg, Leila Kourkia, Gesa Piper, Pihla Sudenyö, Inari Virmakoski, Minja Yletyinen, visual designer Jenni Pystynen, sound designer Aki Päivärinne.

Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation Uusimaa Regional Fund. Ginman works with a 1-year grant by the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.