CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF THE FLOWERS?

ABOUT

THE PROJECT

Can You Hear the Sound of the Flowers? is a group piece exploring permaculture through movement, sound, and visual arts. Through the principles of permaculture, it looks at the role of the body in our modern society, and questions weather the body can act as a catalyst towards a more sustainable future.

With the idea that all small parts play a role in a bigger system, like ecosystems, the project reflects on sustainability and permaculture related to the individual, the group, the community and the world. What is sustainable within our own body and movements, and in our everyday life? How can we positively communicate and connect with people around us and in our community to build a better future?

VISUAL ART
Through collaboration with three visual artists, the piece will include a projected painting, inspired by nature and city landscape. The set design is build using recycled and found materials, and brings new meaning and life to old objects.

Permaculture takes its inspiration from ecological systems and patterns in nature. Through its ethics and principles, permaculture provides practical methods of how to develop sustainable human environments.

THE COMPANY

London based Maria Lothe & Co brings together a close collaboration between dance artists, researchers, visual artists, and composers from across Europe. The company questions current environmental, social and political topics through the medium of art. Their work creates visual landscapes of movements and recycled objects, for these questions to sit in, in dialogue with the audience.

The company believes that art can bring us closer to our body and ourselves, and in this way bring us closer to each other and the ever-shifting landscape of our world. 

PERFORMERS

SVENJA BUHL

Svenja Buehl is a London based dance and performance artist, having graduated from Trinity Laban in 2015. She is this year's graduate studio award holder at A.P.T. gallery and has been working on live performances and films with Leonor Serrano, Myrto Farmaki and Mata Sakka in works shown at Chisenhale Studio and ICA, London, as well as  Dock11, Berlin. 

Svenja teaches movement sessions to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and has recently started collaborating with pianist Joshua Stokes which underlines her collaborative work between music and physical performance. 

FERGUS MCINTOSH

Born in 1989 in Dundee, Scotland.  Trained in contemporary dance in Scotland and then London where he has worked with talented dance-artists, practitioners, and has completed his own movement-based research project.

VICTORIA RUCINSKA

Vicki graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a First Class Honours Degree in 2015.  Since graduating, she has further developed her interests in Pilates and Reiki and is currently studying towards obtaining qualifications in both fields.  Vicki continues to work in dance both as a choreographer and performer, progressing as an artist who cultivates her crafts holistically.

VISUAL ARTISTS

MARKETA SENKYRIK

Czech-born and a world citizen, living and working in London since 2013. An artist, bookbinder and traveller.

Marketa is interested in researching light, drawing the impermanence.   

Waking up early in the morning to experience the first light, when quietness reign over, little drops of dew which reflect her surroundings like little realities…subtle and liminal perception are some of the characteristic that best describe Marketa’s work.

IVA DECHEVA

DEVORA TANCHEVA

MUSIC COMPOSED BY:

KHARM

Appropriating their name from the enigmatic - quite frankly bizarre - Soviet absurdist writer, Kharms are a London-based five-piece who echo, through their collision of delicate melodies and brutal dissonant noise, the rich variety of the very fringes of artistic disciplines over the last century. Moe (guitar/vocals) creates a lyrical collage by excavating an array of found materials, from newspapers to industrial manuals, in a DaDa-esque fashion. He is joined by Dan (bass), Jake (guitar), Tom (drums) and Beth (keys/vocals), and together they endeavor to create an atmosphere which swaggers through baroque to exotica to cinematic soundscapes.

SUPPORTERS:

The project is currently supported by 

The Greenhouse Deptford, K5 Studio Res!idency, ThinkBig, The Artworks Elephant and The Place

The project will be performed as part of Resolution 2017 at The Place

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