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Next Wave Festival: US Premiere of "Interpassivities"
Jesper Just & Kim Gordon
Danish artist and filmmaker Jesper Just, in collaboration with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, charts the fractured, ever-changing topography of modern experience in this shape-shifting ballet. Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ fantasy of an immense map constructed on a one-to-one scale, Interpassivities immerses participants in a life-size no-man’s land. A self-triggering music machine communicates contrapuntally with towering video projections, while groups of laborers in pedestrian clothing and dancers pinball around the space, intermingling with audience members. Each action has a reaction—but what is controlling what? Like Borges, Just rethinks the meaning of maps, who makes them, and the artificial borders we create.
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Jesper Just
Music by Kim Gordon and August Rosenbaum
Cinematography by Kasper Tuxen and Frederik Jacobi
Costumes by Rikke Korfix
Sound design by Rasmus Balch
Set design by Jesper Just
Originally made in collaboration with The Royal Danish Ballet
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