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FLOCKS Elephantbutterflies
PUBLIC ENGAGING PERFORMANCE and Video installation
credits & info


An old matriarch governs the Elephant herd. The dominating male wanders alone far away from the flock and only appears when called upon. Then he comes with great hesitation, as a teenager trying to read the invitations sincerity. The Monarch butterflies migrate in great numbers over large distances. Both animals have foldable trunks. The hybrid combines the curiosity and lightness with rhythm and communication. Flock mentality is seen with the artistic and scientific eyes of 28 children originally staged in the constructed enclosures of the Zoological garden in Copenhagen. At the Museum/Kunsthal the students perform their hybrid animal flock performance. Inviting the audience into the flock and letting them participate in a series of common rituals and personal stories.

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Info
Flocks Elephantbutterflies is produced in collaboration with Nikolaj Kunsthal OUTREACH and Zoological Garden in Coppenhagen.
Filmed on location in the Elephanthouse in the Zoological Garden in Copenhagen.
Curated for FOCUS video art festival in Copenhagen at Nikolaj Kunsthal.
Age Group from 10 years
Participant max: 90 people pr. performance
Premiere year: 2015
Duration: 40 min.

 

Credits
Appearances................................................................................Students from Kirsebærhavn primary school
Idea and concept........................................................................Marika Seidler
Director.........................................................................................Marika Seidler
Assistant director........................................................................Seimi Nørregaard
Assistant director........................................................................Sif Jessen Hymøller
Production design………...............................................................Marika Seidler
Video design……….........................................................................Marika Seidler
Screenplay………………….................................................................Marika Seidler
Production and organizer…………………........................................Marika Seidler

 

 

Mask and costume design
Mask and costume design …….....................................................Marika Seidler
1st assistant mask and costume design.....................................Ane Løkken
Mask design research.................................................................. Pernille Lehnert
Clay Model making.......................................................................Sandra Blichert Christensen
Skin..................................................................................................Damsholte garveri
Coordinator ...................................................................................Ene Bissenbakker Frederiksen

 

FLOCKS is financed by the Danish Art Foundation, Performing Arts and Visual Arts

Kunstfonden


© Marika Seidler & clients 2018