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FLOCKS Elephantbutterflies
PUBLIC ENGAGING PERFORMANCE and Video installation

Premiere year: 2015
Duration: 40 min.
Place: Museum / Kunsthal
Age Group from 10 years and up
Participant max: 90 people pr. performance
Price: on request

Idea and concept: Marika Seidler
Performers: A 4th.or 5th grade class
Organizer and producer: Marika Seidler
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An old matriarch governs the Elephant herd even in the Zoo. 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 sincere. 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.

The piece is produced and curated for FOCUS video art festival in Copenhagen at Nikolaj Kunsthal. FLOCKS is financed by the Danish Art Foundation, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

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Credits

 

Appearances.............................................................................. Students from Kirsebærhavn primary school
Idea............................................................................................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