The supernatural rarely finds a place in everyday life in western modernity. MEDIUM wants to negotiate between the universes of the material and the virtual by questioning the threefold division of the body as both natural, cultural and as a channel for the supernatural.
All over the world there are rites where the body becomes the instrument of communication between the dead and the living world. In these rites, the body is possessed, and the spirit is often manifested through voice, music, movement or dance. Today, an abundance of volatile, visual content is created that spreads quickly and widely through the internet. These images also occupy our fantasies, our thoughts and the natural environment.
MEDIUM is based on movements from both digital and personal archives. In addition, historical dances and visual post-internet culture are explored. The performance is inspired by the collage, to cover and to reinterpret so that the body becomes a medium where all these images, stories, memories, dreams and desires are expressed.
Nuria Guiu is a dancer and choreographer, in addition to studying anthropology and human evolution. Choreographer Ingri Fiksdal has presented her works at Black Box teater for a number of years, most recently with Fictions of the Flesh during Oslo Internationale Teaterfestival 2021.
In collaboration with Ultima Festival .