A performance displaying a visual scenario of costume, props and actions, asking how can we ever really understand one another, when our stories will always be so different?
The work is part of a larger research project, Imploding, about how our personal backgrounds inform the way we interpret situations and the people we meet. The project is supported by the Scottish Arts Council.
Performance duration: ca 15 min
In her work Agnes Nedregard explores how personal and cultural baggage informs our personal interpretations of situations, places and people. She places the experience of being a human body at the centre of her explorations, charging her performances with physical energy, actions and symbols.
The shared and unpredictable sensory and visual experience between artist, site and audience creates a platform for communication and this is where Agnes presents herself, dressed in absurd costumes, sometimes bringing objects or including projected video footage, allowing these elements to come together into an unpredictable but cohesive climax.
Agnes Nedregard is a Norwegian visual artist whose artistic practice is based within live performance whilst also encompassing video, film, drawings and sculptural installations. She graduated from the Masters of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2005, and has since showed her work at festivals, galleries and screenings in Europe and USA. In 2007 she was artist in residence at Stills in Edinburgh. She also teaches performance art workshops for art, theatre, film and architecture students. She is currently editor of http://www.performancekunst.no, a website for Nordic performance art. Collaboration is key to Agnes’ practice and recent collaborators include Brazilian aerial acrobat Raquel Nicoletti, Scottish painter Moray Hillary, Scottish composer Harold Nono, performance group FireBirds (2004-05), Molly Haslund (Denmark) and Anthony Schrag (Canada).