Bekkur/Baenk 1,2,3... (2010)

(Bench/Bench 1,2,3...  in Danish and Icelandic) 

A multilocational installation piece in Denmark and Iceland including screendances on three different platforms:

 

Bekkur/Baenk 1: two 90 minute long installation pieces

Bekkur/Baenk 2: four short online videos

Bekkur/Baenk 3: two short telephone clips

The site specific dance film installation Bekkur/Baenk 1,2,3... created by the German/Icelandic artist collective SALTS, was filmed in Iceland and Denmark, installed simultaneously in both countries and accessible to the online audience via various media platforms. It consisted of three elements. Bekkur/Baenk 1 was presented in Reykjavik and Copenhagen as a public space installation in cafes via several 90 minute long films, Bekkur/Baenk 2 as 1-2 minute long online videos, and Bekkur/Bænk 3 as 20 second long mobile phone clips. The different videos were therefore screened simultaneously in multi-locations and challenged the usual format of screendances with regard to time, dynamic and aesthetic. Audiences were random passers-by in public spaces who discovered videos in various real locations and digital platforms.

Bekkur/Baenk 1

April—June 2010

Simultaneously screened at

Tiu Dropar in Reykjavik (Iceland) (int.)

Café Salonen, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

The two 90 minute long films were installed in a site specific way: In Copenhagen the set up was on two big TV screens in Café Salonen, with old framing. At Tiu Dropar in Reykjavik four smaller screens were used to merge among the other pictures on the wall.

The 90 minute long looping installations showed one male Danish dancer at locations in Denmark, and the other one female dancers at locations in Iceland. The movements focused on sitting, standing, laying in numerous locations, filmed in 3-4 minute long shots. These long shots with little movement, apart from the wind, the clouds, the sun, challenged the time and space perception in screendance, as the films on first sight gave the impression of a still image, and only longer observation prevails the moving elements. 

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Bekkur/Baenk 2

The four short clips could be viewed online providing a visual clip of the thoughts of the two dancers from the installation; here they meet in two clips, while never having been at the same location they are edited together into the digital frame. (strönd/beach, rými /space). The other two clips give the impression of the day dreams at skógur/forest, höfn/harbour

Title: strönd/beach

Directors: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Choreography: Heike Salzer

Dancers: Saga Sigurðardóttir & Søren Linding Urup
Camera: Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Editing: Heike Salzer

Sound: Michael Greig

Production: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Country of production: 2010, Iceland & Denmark 

Title: skógur/forest

Directors: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Choreography: Heike Salzer

Dancer: Søren Linding Urup
Camera: Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Editing: Heike Salzer

Sound: Heike Salzer with special thanks to Gjöll and INRI

Production: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Country of production: 2010, Iceland & Denmark 

Title: höfn/harbor

Directors: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Choreography: Heike Salzer

Dancers: Saga Sigurðardóttir 
Camera: Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Editing: Heike Salzer

Sound: Bjarni Guðmundsson

Production: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Country of production: 2010, Iceland & Denmark 

Title: rými /space

Directors: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Choreography: Heike Salzer

Dancers: Saga Sigurðardóttir & Søren Linding Urup
Camera: Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Editing: Heike Salzer

Sound: Jóhann Eiríksson - with special thanks to fieldrecording.net

Production: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Country of production: 2010, Iceland & Denmark 

Bekkur/Baenk 3

Bekkur/Baenk 3 were short 30 second long trailers, that could be viewed on mobile phones. At the time technology had only just made it possible to view videos on phones, and as such this was a rather new way of looking at videos on mobile device. 

Postcards

Postcards were placed at public venues, cafes and cultural organisations to advertise the events and online videos.

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Publication details

Screening records of Bekkur/Baenk 2

Title: strönd/beach

April 26, 2018

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival, as part of 26 Muestra Internacional Un Desierto para la Danza 2018, in Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

April 17, 2018

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival

Cine Morelos, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

Nov 17, 2017

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival

VIII Festival Internacional de Danza Morelos Tierra de Encuentro

Cuernavaca (México)

Oct 25, 2017

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival

 6º Festival Angelopolitano de Danza, Salas de Cine de Arte CCU BUAP, Puebla, (Mexico)

July 27-29, 2018

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín and Biblioteca Henestrosa, Oaxaca (Mexico)

June 23, 2018

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City, (Mexico)

May 2017

Agite y Sirva · 9th Festival Itinerante de Videodanza - Touring Festival, (Mexico)

October 22+23, 2016

Invited for screening at Sans Souci Festival at Coco Dance Festival, Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago) (int.)

April, 5, 2016

Tees Dance Film Fest International Tour-Slippery Rock University Dance Department, Robert Smith Student Centre, Pennsylvania, (United States) (int.)

March 17, 2016

Invited for screening at Festival of Learning, Campus Heart Teesside University, (United Kingdom) (int.)

February 16, 2016

Tees Dance Film Fest International Tour-Museo y Centro Regional de las Artes, Autlan, (Mexico) (int.)

February 19, 2016

Tees Dance Film Fest International Tour-Museo Regional de Historia de Colima- The Regional History Museum of Colima. Colima, (Mexico) (int.)

February 13, 2016

Tees Dance Film Fest International Tour-Museo Naciaonl del Tequila (Munat) Tequila, (Mexico) (int.)

Aug 01-31, 2015

Invited to Public Art Screens-Artist of the Month, i/o/lab Senter for Framtidskunst-Centre for Future Art (Curator: Hege Tapio), Stavanger, (Norway) (int.)

Aug 29, 2015

Invited for screening at Prosa, Vídeo e Dança, Botucatu,Sao Paulo, (Brazil) (int.)

Aug 04-16, 2015

Invited for screening at Danca em foco - festival international de video & danca-Especos, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (int.)

Aug 08, 2015

Invited for screening at Dance Film UK-Private Cinema Installation, London (United Kingdom) (nat.)

May 14, 2015

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema-Special edition retrospective at Tees Dance Film Fest, Mima-Middlesbrough Institute of the Arts, Middlesbrough, (United 

7 Mar 2015

Invited at the Short Film Festival Örvarpid of RÚV-the National Icelandic TV broadcasting station,  Bioparadis, Reykjavik (Iceland) (int.)

21 - 25 Jan 2015

Invited for screening at 5th Athens Video Dance Project in collaboration with the Theater of Athens Fine Art School, Athen, (Greece) (int.)

29 Nov 2014

Invited for screening at Prosa, Vídeo e Dança, Nucleo Pedro Costa,Sao Paulo, (Brazil) (int.)

20-27 Nov 2014

Awareded 'Short film of the week' at the short film competition 'örmynd vikunnar' RUV, the Icelandic national TV station. Screened online at the website of Örvarpið RUV, Reykjavik,  (Iceland) (int.)

Jun 06, 2014              

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Department de Danza de la escuela Superior, Guatemala City, (Guatemala) (int.)

Apr 26+29, 2014       

Invited for screening during Bang-VII Barcelona Videoart Festival, selected for the International Touring program of The International Videodance Festival of Burgundy,

Centre Cultural La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, (Spain) (int.)

Apr 08, 2014             

Screened informally during a masterclass at

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (United States) (int.)

Marc 29, 2014           

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema-Attic Rep Celebrating the past-Investing in the Future

Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX, (United States) (int.)

Feb 09, 2014              

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema informally at a classroom setting

Texas A&M University, College Station TX, (United States) (int.)

Oct 2013                    

Invited for screening by Numéridanse.TV-Maison de la Danse Lyon (France) (int.)

5th year anniversary special online screening of the International Videodance Festival of Burgundy; www.numeridanse.tv

Apr 05, 2013             

Invited for screening during International Videodance Festival of Burgundy

Burgundy, Cinéma Le Morvan, Le Creusot, Bourgogne, (France) (int.)

Aug 31-Sep 1, 2012   

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Atlas Institute, Boulder, CO, (United States) (int.)

July 6th 2012             

Invited for screening during Moving Pictures, Fleet Moves Dance Festival

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet/ MA, (United States) (int.)

Jun 23, 2012              

Invited for screening at the first International Somatics and Technology conference, Chichester University, Chichester, (United Kingdom)

March 13, 2011         

Invited for screening during Movement everywhere

Moviehouse, 3rd Ward, New York, (United States) (int.)

May 29-Jun 14, 2010

Invited for screening during Screen Moves, Dansehallerne-Dansens Hus Lounge, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

& Dansehallerne-Café Elefanten, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

Title: skógur/forest

October 22+23, 2016

Invited for screening at  Sans Souci Festival at Coco Dance Festival, Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago) (int.)

Aug 01-31, 2015

Invited to Public Art Screens-Artist of the Month, i/o/lab Senter for Framtidskunst-Centre for Future Art (Curator: Hege Tapio), Stavanger, (Norway) (int,)

Jun 06, 2014              

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Department de Danza de la escuela Superior, Guatemala City, (Guatemala) (int.)

Marc 29, 2014           

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema-Attic Rep Celebrating the past-Investing in the Future

Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX, (United States) (int.)

Feb 09, 2014              

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema informally at a classroom setting

Texas A&M University, College Station TX, (United States) (int.)

Aug 31-Sep 1, 2012   

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Atlas Institute, Boulder, CO, (United States) (int.)

Jun 23, 2012              

Invited for screening at the first International Somatics and Technology conference, Chichester University, Chichester, (United Kingdom)

March 13, 2011         

Invited for screening during Movement everywhere

Moviehouse, 3rd Ward, New York, (United States)  (int.)

May 29-Jun 14, 2010

Invited for screening during Screen Moves, Dansehallerne-Dansens Hus Lounge, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

& Dansehallerne-Café Elefanten, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

Title: höfn/harbor

October 22+23, 2016

Invited for screening at  Sans Souci Festival at Coco Dance Festival, Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago) (int.)

Aug 01-31, 2015

Invited to Public Art Screens-Artist of the Month, i/o/lab Senter for Framtidskunst-Centre for Future Art (Curator: Hege Tapio), Stavanger, (Norway) (int,)

Aug 13-16, 2015

Invited for screening at  Mostra Internacional de Videodança de São Carlos, Sao Carlos (Brazil) (int.)

May 14, 2015

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema-Special edition retrospective at Tees Dance Film Fest, Mima-Middlesbrough Institute of the Arts, Middlesbrough, (United Kingdom) (int.)

Jun 06, 2014              

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Department de Danza de la escuela Superior, Guatemala City, (Guatemala) (int.)

Apr 08, 2014             

Screened informally during a masterclass at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (United States) (int.)

Feb 09, 2014              

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema informally at a classroom setting

Texas A&M University, College Station TX, (United States) (int.)

Marc 29, 2014           

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema-Attic Rep Celebrating the past-Investing in the Future

Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX, (United States) (int.)

Aug 31-Sep 1, 2012   

Invited for screening during Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Atlas Institute, Boulder, CO, (United States) (int.)

July 6th, 2012             

Invited for screening during Moving Pictures, Fleet Moves Dance Festival Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet/ MA, (United States) (int.)

Jun 23, 2012              

Invited for screening at the first International Somatics and Technology conference, Chichester University, Chichester, (United Kingdom)

May 29-Jun 14, 2010

Invited for screening during Screen Moves, Dansehallerne-Dansens Hus Lounge, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

& Dansehallerne-Café Elefanten, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

Title: rými /space

Aug 01-31, 2015

Invited to Public Art Screens-Artist of the Month, i/o/lab Senter for Framtidskunst-Centre for Future Art (Curator: Hege Tapio), Stavanger, (Norway) (int.)

Aug 04-16, 2015

Invited for screening at Danca em foco - festival international de video & danca-Duos Especias, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (int.)

Apr 08, 2014             

Screened informally during a masterclass at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, (United States) (int.)

Nov 2013                   

Invited for screening during Dance Film Bites, at the International Dance film festival, Dance: Film13, Edinburgh, (United Kingdom)

Jun 23, 2012              

Invited for screening at the first International Somatics and Technology conference, Chichester University, Chichester, (United Kingdom)

May 29-Jun 14, 2010

Invited for screening during Screen Moves, Dansehallerne-Dansens Hus Lounge, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)

& Dansehallerne-Café Elefanten, Copenhagen (Denmark) (int.)