BODY MAINTENANCE vol. 1 (2021)

a series of choreographic treatments 

with choreographer and BodyTalk Practicioner Agnes Grelinger

BODY MAINTENANCE vol 1 is a one-on-one performance session inspired by the Maintenance Art Manifesto by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, which she wrote as a proposal for the exhibition titled CARE. It emphasized maintenance; "personal" or household maintenance, "general" or public maintenance and earth maintenance as a creative strategy, and by framing the work of the home, the mother as contemporary art, she elevated its visibility and legitimacy.

BODY MAINTENANCE vol 1 deals with acknowledging the maintenance work and processes of the haptic body; what is our relationship to touch at this given time in our lives? Within the pandemic our attention to touch has shifted drastically; proximity, care and togetherness have been altered and the space for negotiating boundaries and comfort is even more visible than before.

(artwork by Lucija Ostan Vejrup) 

Performed at Christianshavns Beboerhus
Supported by Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen and Christianshavns Beboerhus