Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken

Tina Damgaard / Elin Engström / Sarah Lee Armstrong

In a multi-channel video installation one encounters the four archetypes Weaver, Cosmos, Blood and Caretaker. The characters exist somewhere in the threshold between living and dead materia, between the corporeal and the constructed, in an isolated connection where the border between the self and the environment is blurred. Together they form a sculptural machinery where movements are repeated from human to virtual body. At times the lonely voices join into a common choir. Through sounds which create words and form new meanings, they formulate questions about what it means to be a body; to long, feel and remember.

Concept, installation, video, text: Tina Damgaard

Soundscape and voice: Elin Finnsdotter Engström

Choreography, voice, movement: Sarah Lee Armstrong

Tina Damgaard (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary artist working within installation, video, performance and painting. Through her work she explores corporeality and liminality and draws inspiration from the narrative formats of mythology and science fiction to create speculative narratives of the immediate future. She is one half of the duo Last Oblivion which produces large scale performance installations, latest Aural Storm in Prague 2022 and Amniotic Antidote in Vienna 2021.

Elin Engström (b. 1985) produces sound and music under the artist name Loopsel and runs the record label Mammas Mysteriska Jukebox together with the artist JJulius. Together they have also created experimental pop under the name Monokultur. In addition to releasing music on record, Elin has also laid sound and composed music for art installations, theater and film. 

Sarah Lee Armstrong (b. 1984) is a Danish choreographer, dancer and performer working within the somatic and choreographic relations to ritual, place and body. She holds a Bachelor with Honours in dance art from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and has a decade of professional experience, both national and international.

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