Immunsystemet is a performance that in an intimate setting investigates the everyday and ordinary discomforts of the body. It departs from the political history of the body and the back side of well being, highlighting the soft, leaking, vulnerable parts of organic life. Through a personal investigation of the body's insufficiencies and failures it engages with bodily activities and what they represent.
”It was the most natural thing in the world, the body, it existed and performed its work even if you did not devote one single thought to it. It constituted a happy union of loose and solid, of liquid and stiffened, mucus and enamel, in general it seemed to be a skilfully not to say artfully devised totality of parts that, witnessed individually, could seam laughable and in some cases repelling. The sum, the body as construction and coherence, deserved both respect and admiration.” - Torgny Lindgren ”Hummelhonung” (1995)
Rosalind Goldberg, Sandra Lolax and Stina Nyberg have been working together since 2008.
Their collaboration is built on a shared interest in the body's biological and social constructions, and methods for exploring the murky waters where these reside. They perform a choreographic basic research in how our surrounding, our biology and our lived experiences shape the body and its movements. For each project they reformulate the form of the collaboration and the methods they work with.
Together they have completed the projects A Section of Falling (2008), A White Rhythm Section (2009), Weapons of Mass Production (2010) and Fake Somatic Practice (2011). Their work have been presented at Tanztage Berlin, Lofft Leipzig, Schauspielhaus Chemnitz, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Dialog Dance festival in Kostroma Russia, Uferstudios in Berlin, Tou Scene in Stavanger, Moderna Dansteatern and Weld in Stockholm.
Choreography and performance: Rosalind Goldberg, Sandra Lolax, Stina Nyberg
Costume and scenography: Ingela Ihrman
Light design: Josefin Hinders
Part time co-workers: Tom Engels, Anne Schuh, Ida Arenius, Tiia Kasurinen
Support: Kulturkontakt Nord, Stockholms Stad, Stockholms Läns Landsting and residency at c.off
Co-production: Mad House Helsinki, Skogen, Weld
Production: The Artist Cooperative Interim kultur