środa, 1 czerwca 2022

Zeldas Grey Cats - a VR experience by Combi Cats

 


Here comes a little documentation from our sketch-world in VR that we made for the event Show and Tell at Impact House, Varberg on 29th of November 2021. The music that you can here inside the cave is the unrealesed lullaby "Zeldas Grey Cats" that we wrote and recorded when I was heavily pregnant with our daughter Zelda. The avatars that you can see are real people that participated wearing VR-headset on. The one-eyed tree is Jenny Larsson and the host for the event was Tor Palm.


Poczęcie / Conception


 

 

 

 

Article in Gazeta Wyborcza 

A group exhibition Poczęcie in Warsaw’s new Prześwit Gallery. Prześwit means involving the viewer once again in the process of valuing art through a joint practice of sensual and intellectual reception of the work. It is December, the month that highlights woman as a trusting and courageous parent, and the act of conception and birth becomes the subject of collective reflection and celebration. The exhibition Conception, however, departs from the Christmas tradition, remaining only in its aura. It is the result of the personal experience of giving birth to a daughter, which brought about questions about the reality of the female body, the sense of one’s own existence, external obligations and internal callings, about the power of sexual energy, fertility, about union, the act of creation, the question of the beginning, about creation.

The cycle of exhibitions Conception begins with a yearly formula focusing on the figure of the mother, the act of creation and the creative act connected with sexuality. This year’s Conception is an exhibition of female Pantocratorists whose work, like the word “conception”, touches upon the areas of spirituality, myth, religion, ritual, sexuality and also fairy-tale. The latter field is highlighted when thinking of the exhibition as a form of celebration of birth, a meeting of female artists whose works contain wisdom that is a gift for a new existence and enables the shaping of a new social reality. An extension of the main exhibition Poczęcie is the event by creators of Prześwit, which is part of the theme and at the same time a continuation of the cyclical event Inner States showing the birth of a community of artists and the transformation of a place together with the attitudes of the artists who create it.

Katarzyna Kliszewska

Artists participating in the exhibition: Anna Baumgart, Beata Ewa Białecka, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Barbara Falender, Natalia Hirsz, Anna Królikiewicz, Janina Myronova, Magdalena Moskwa, Sylwia Rams, Diana Rönnberg, Katarzyna Swinarska, Agata Zbylut.
The artists of Prześwit: Ewa Ampulska, Paulina Babicka, Nastazja Babska-Kozak, Igor Dobrowolski, Hubert Dolinkiewicz, Raphaël Gaudin Kamila Kamińska, Katarzyna Kowal, Katarzyna Kowalska, Natalia Kozarzewska, Sylwia Ozimek, Paweł Pałkus, Patrycja Serweta, Filip Syczyński, Klaudia Szot, Aleksandra Śmietana, Irma Tylor, Olga Zaremba.

 


Fictions We´re Made Of - Combi Cats

 








 

 
Documentation from Facklan:
 

 






Fictions We´re Made of var ett konstprojekt av Combi Cats (Diana och Kordian Rönnberg) som pågick mellan den 8 – 31 oktober år 2021.

Plats: skyltfönstren till det gamla Filmhuset Facklan på Kungsbacka torg.

Projektet var en del av programmet för Konstens Vecka (v.40) samt GIBCA Extended och var finansierat tack vare ett generöst stöd från Region Halland via Projektstöd till Kulturutveckling, Kungsbacka kommun och GIBCA Extended.

Kort Beskrivning av projektet:

Att växa upp som ungdom i en liten stad som Kungsbacka innebär att man ofta ”importerar in” och konsumerar kultur dels från större och betydelsefulla svenska städer eller som härrör från världens mest avlägsna, exotiska och spännande hörn. Det kan ibland känns som om man lever i utkanten av det verkliga, skimrande och viktiga livet och ingenting storslaget eller av värde kan komma ifrån ens lilla hemstad och att man måste söka sig ut för att ta del av livets stora äventyr.

Här i väst har vi dessutom blivit speciellt matade med amerikansk popkultur och visst låter det coolare att Spindelmannen härjar omkring på New Yorks gator än i Hålabäck, Kungsbacka, att de coola vampyrerna och feerna från True Blood bor i det mytomspunna Louisiana, snarare än i Halland och Bella Swan flyttar självklart in till den sömniga och regniga småstaden Forks i delstaten Washington där hon introduceras till en verklighet fylld av vampyrer och varulvar i bokserien Twillight.

Eller? Måste det vara så?

Hade inte den amerikanska, 80-talsinfluerade tv-serien, Stranger Things, som tog världen med storm 2016, egentligen kunnat utspela sig i en liten stad i Sverige? Eller den mycket populära bok-och tv-serien Outlander? Hade inte handlingen likväl kunnat utspela sig på det mytomspunna Bräckan i Fjärås?

Det vi ville erbjuda stadens medborgare var ett humoristiskt, hoppingivande och konstnärligt tilltalande budskap som säger att storslagna drömmar och narrativ är möjliga överallt!

Fictions We´re Made of bestod utav filmaffischer till fiktiva filmer som inte existerar. Vi inspirerade oss av lokala historier och myter.

FÅGELBO RESIDENCY 2021 - AT WU ART SPACE, SJÖNEVAD

 

Reap - Repeat (Collections in Sjönevad) is a multidisciplinary work that incorporates music, poems, movement and drawing as a mean to explore our memories and embedded patterns, but also how we can find ways to reach elevation and ecstasy, that might as well be described as a spell.  We have been exploring patterns, repetition and layering of the work, as ways to create different types of spell. The group is interested in investigating what makes the spirit and body becoming elevated and go in to trance or ecstasy.

We present our work on July 31st, 18.00 at the event VARDAGSRUMMET, held at Wu Art Space, Sjönevad. (The event was free and open to all) 

 Documentation from the event Vardagsrummet: 

 


Combi Cats held a concert
 
 

 What do you get if you bring Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart to a disco? Well let us introduce you to our newest video to the unfinished and unreleased song:" Do You Wanna Dance?!" 😹 The film was recorded during the Fågelbo artresidency at Sjönevad, Sweden together with the artists Nathalie Alfonso and Jenny Larsson and the community of neighbors that live in Sjönevad. 12 characters were dancing in front of the camera to a song they never heard before. They dressed up in our stageclothes and we are grateful for their trust and beautiful moves! The song is inspirerande by Scandinavian mythology and tells the story of a Skogsrå (Huldra) that is borde in the night when all of the animals have fallen to sleep. She hears music and seas lights and would like to go out dancing amongst the humans but she is a mythical creature after all and have a tail! will you have the courage to dance with a Huldra if she showed up at your party? 😀
 
Nathalie prepared to dance in her costume. 


 

 

 Dance performance by Jenny Larsson, drawing performance by Nathalie Alfonso, music composed by Kordian Rönnberg








 
Participating artists in the residency:
 
Natalie Alfonso (USA)

Alfonso holds a Master Degree in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Florida International University, Miami FL.

The qualities of invisibility and visibility become the foundations from which she develops drawings, installations, performances, and videos.


Combi Cats - Diana & Kordian Rönnberg (SWE+POL)

Diana Rönnberg holds a M.F.A in Photography from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan and a Ph.D. from the Department of Intermedia course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Polen.

Combi Cats is a multidisciplinary project with music, video art and performance, which combines passion for music with artistic experience and thinking.

  

Jenny Larsson (SWE)

Larsson holds a MFA in Performing Arts - Dance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

Her work is exploring roots, rituals and storytelling, resulting in a contemporary hybrid of many art forms.Through the body she explores intimacy and honesty, between performer and viewer, or performer and specific site.