The Artificial Nature Series

A retrospective by Mette Ingvartsen

Questions of kinesthesia, perception, affect and sensation have been crucial to most of Mette Ingvartsen’s work. The retrospective presented at HAU focuses on her works dealing with her research that extends choreography into non-human materials. 

The Artificial Nature Project”, “Speculations”, and “evaporated landscapes” look into choreography no longer as the organisation of bodies and their movements in space. Rather choreography is understood to be the relationship that operates between the human and non-human elements, as they magically float and move in space. The movements that appear do not only show up in space but also within the bodies of the spectators due to the sensations and perceptions they encounter throughout the performances. 

The retrospective is supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.