GRY TINGSKOG

Gry Tingskog is working with choreography together with dance, sculpture, painting and text, weaving together threads of performance and installation. This working situation is a mess; sometimes a play, often a struggle. Excited about messes, she wants to get her hands dirty by diving straight into the mess that taking things seriously entails. Her practice moves her, curious to stir up the settled dust of knowing; to keep putting things at stake: unfolding fictions, leaking time, tactile spaces, pouring bodies and porous togetherness.

Her choreographic interest includes her engagement in building and sustaining collegial structures of support, convinced about the potential to derail systems and change fields by insisting on other relations inside them.

Gry is currently active with the works echoes of you(s), Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs and I Object! which have been performed in Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Norway. She is based in Stockholm and Gießen, Germany, where she studies a MA in Choreography and Performance at Justus-Liebig-Universität. Gry has performed in pieces by, among others, Benoît Lachambre, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Eliisa Erävalo, Isabelle Schad, Ellen Söderhult, Chloe Chignell and Anne Juren. She is a co-initiator and board member of INSISTER SPACE, a choreographic initiative proposing collegial structures and context for freelance artists. She was also part of founding höjden, a transdisciplinary work space for artists and cultural workers in Östberga, Stockholm.

echoes of you(s)

(times falling inside you, around you, through you)

it begins by coming back: falling into a state in-between sleep and wakefulness, we no longer sort time. a loop of delays, blurring our sense of temporality. our body unfolds an architecture of absence, bridging tenses. we move to remain intimate with the absence. and so, we disappeared into the darkness together for a while. you remember that one time (times falling) moving slowly inside each other. the trace you left would make a heap of wet matter. we close in, as the darkness moves closer. it doesn’t scare us to think about an end (falling) not knowing if the absence of scare is a distance we’re willing to take (again) the vague reverberates – the echo remembers (and again)

echoes of you(s) is a collective drift, a temporary dislocation of the subject. it moves inside multi-layered temporalities and durations. patterns erode away, leaving tenuous traces; they make tunnels across time (i think i’m adrift inside them)

Duration: 60 min

With and by Amina Szecsödy and Gry Tingskog
Concept, choreography and sculptures by Gry Tingskog
Sound by Gry Tingskog and Amina Szecsödy
Big thank you to Todor Stoyanov, Zrinka Užbinec, Rodrigo Andreolli, Carina Premer and Carlos Franke

Performances
2019 Mousonturm, Frankfurt

 

Cheating Discipline And Other Artistic Affairs

 

They let words meet their body. The flesh of language molds its porous form from inside.
Words shape their substance into a specific body; a fictitious reality of change. This body; time poured; and then that body. They shift, and the space shifts too; together they leak into a new situation, another fiction: realities redrawn as they move through them.

Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs is a joint journey through weak fictions. Slowly, different temporalities and proximities develop – subtle realities embedded in layers of darkness. Moving through social, imaginary, linguistic and sensorial bodies without faithful continuation, the piece creates manifold affairs. Adulterous contracts, seductive leakings and intimate ways of spending time together comes to exists within, but in deception of, disciplinary order. Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs is in one way a porous body in itself, continuously leaking from its given form and changing, again and again.

Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs was reworked and premiered at Weld in March 2019.

Duration: 75 minutes

With and by Maia Means, Amina Szecsödy, Oda Brekke and Gry Tingskog
In collaboration with Chloe Chignell, Ellen Söderhult, Tuuli Vahtola, Molly Engblom, Rebecka Berchtold, Tiia Kasurinen, Emma Strandsäter, Felicia Bjurefors and Lina

Concept/choreography Gry Tingskog

A co-production with Weld. With support from Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden.

Performances
2019 Weld, Stockholm
2019 Köttinspektionen, Uppsala
2017 ++ Black Box Theatre, Oslo
2017 International Performing Arts Festival, Warehouse9, Copenhagen
2017 DOCH, Stockholm
Other
2018 Text published at endfest.se POSSE blog takeover
2017 Text published in This Container
2017 Workshop at POSSE Dance and Reading

 

I Object!

I Object! is an interdisciplinary performance integrating dance, sculpture and installation into a choreographed rest. The performance aims to disrupt the subject-object dualism by siding with the object. As a verb, ’object’ connotes a positioning, a resistance and a protest. This work indulges in the art object as an act of resistance, an active positioning and agent.

I Object! departs from the exhausted body as an objection to today’s hyper-capitalist society and the conditions, bodies and subjects it entails. It sides with the object for empowerment and rest, reclaiming a body that is burnt out, exhausted, worn out and consumed. Being subjected to the own body is a condition understood by those once not able to will themselves out of bed: those without the power to stop sleeping. These exhausted bodies are a possible feminist revolution, loudly objecting to a society that sacrifices bodies for economic profit. They revolt.

Welcome to the resting revolution.

Duration: 60 minutes

Performed and made together with Maia Means, Emma Strandsäter, Tuuli Vahtola and Oda Brekke

Concept, choreography, sculptures and costume Gry Tingskog

Performances
2019 Performance at coyote, Stockholm
2018 Residency and performance at Inter Arts Center, Malmö
2018 Performance at Spring Clean at Marabouparken, Stockholm
2018 Performance at AT ISSUE: PERFORMING at Weld, Stockholm

 

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grytingskog@hotmail.com
COLLEGIAL STRUCTURES

INSISTER SPACE
2017 – onwards. Founder and convener in the board
INSISTER SPACE is an artist driven organisation, platform and network for freelance artists within the field of dance and choreography. The organisation aims to be a supportive structure continuously questioning the conditions of artistic work.

HÖJDEN
2018-2019. Founder and board member
höjden is an artist driven interdisciplinary house for artistic work and production located in Östberga, Stockholm. It holds dance studios, ateliers, office spaces, a workshop and music studio. höjden is founded on an intersectional feminist and norm critical ground.

INTERIM KULTUR
2017-2018. Board member. Interim Kultur is an employment cooperative for artists within the field of dance and choreography.

CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKS

Cheating Discipline and Other Artistic Affairs
2019 Weld, Stockholm
2017 ++ at Black Box Theatre, Oslo
2017 International Performing Arts Festival, Warehouse9, Copenhagen
2017 DOCH, Stockholm
Other:
2018 Text published at endfest.se POSSE blog takeover
2017 Text published in This Container
2017 Workshop at POSSE Dance and Reading

I Object!
2019 Performance at coyote, Stockholm
2018 Residency and performance at Inter Arts Center, Malmö
2018 Performance at Spring Clean at Marabouparken, Stockholm
2018 Performance at AT ISSUE: PERFORMING at Weld, Stockholm

CLOSE
2018 Residency and performance at DOCH, Stockholm

B&B BBY
2016 DOCH, Stockholm
2016 Performing Arts Forum/PAF, France (in process)

To mix; intermix, combine or join; as an individual or part, with other parts; body parts 2015 The Festival Festival – a festival of dance, Stockholm

Schakt
2015 SADA/Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Art, Stockholm
Collaboration with Oda Brekke, Olli Lauitola, Pinja Grönberg, Sara Kauppila, Anna Jondelius, Hannele Philipson, Jon Svednell

This is a Sculpture but this is not an Exhibition
2014 DOCH, Stockholm

Comb Your Hair While it’s Still Shiny
2014 Copenhagen, Denmark
In collaboration with Anna Fischler, Jessica Helldén

CURATORIAL WORK

Rough Proposals Festival
2019 A four-day festival at Mousonturm, Frankfurt

Through INSISTER SPACE
2018 Residency at Skogen, Göteborg
2018 AT ISSUE: PERFORMING, festival at Weld, Stockholm
2018 Professional Daily Training at Danscentrum, Stockholm
2017 Exposition: INSISTER SPACE, launching at Weld, Stockholm

PERFORMER AND COLLABORATOR

Vladimir Miller, Claudia Hill, Julian Weber, Roberto Martinez and guests – Unstable Nights
2019 Mumok Hofstallung, Impulstanz

Ink
A collaboration with Li Lorian, Diana De Fex, Nastya Dzyuban and Anneliese Ostertag
2019 Performative installation at Mousonturm, Frankfurt

ɡɒsɪp
A collaboration with Rodrigo Andreolli and Anneliese Ostertag
2019 Performative installation at Mousonturm, Frankfurt

Para Nordics
Initiated by Anders Paulin, Para Nordics is a mobile Nordic-sized art institution made in collaboration with initiatives and organisations from the Nordic countries.
2018 and Onwards

Dagermanprojektet
Initiated by Carima Neusser and Per Hüttner
2018 Copenhagen, Vaasa and Stockholm

Ellen Söderhult – How to do things With Romance – a prologue
2018 Black Box Theatre, Oslo
2017 The Carrierbag Festival, curated by DANSEatelier, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
2017 MDT, Stockholm
2017 Badhuspaviljongen, Åland Islands
2016 The Architecture and Feminism conference, KTH & DOCH

Halla Ólafsdóttir and Eliisa Erävalo – Bitchcraft
2017 DOCH, Stockholm

Benoît Lachambre – That Choreographs Us
2017 Weld, Stockholm
2015 Weld Stockholm

Anne Juren – Studies on Fantasmical Anatomies
2017 END FEST, Rotundan, The Royal Opera House, Stockholm

Ellen Söderhult – RUDY
2017 The Carrierbag Festival, curated by DANSEatelier, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
2017 MDT, Stockholm: performance
2017 Badhuspaviljongen, Åland Islands
2016 PAF/Performing Arts Forum: workshop and performance
2016 Köttinspektionen, Uppsala: residency and performance
2016 Weld, Stockholm: performance
2015 The Festival Festival – a festival of dance: performance

Trisha Brown Dance Company – Set and Reset/Reset
2016 DOCH, Stockholm

Isabelle Schad – Der Bau
2016 DOCH, Stockholm

Chloe Chignell – Touch(ed)
2016 DOCH, Stockholm
2016 PAF/Performing Arts Forum, France

Ellen Söderhult, Jilda Hallin, Alex Nagy – Otherbodies
2016 Weld, Stockholm

Rule You
Direction Christine Berglund
2016 Music Video

Maia Means – The Container Piece
2015 The Festival Festival – a festival of dance, Stockholm

SCHOLARSHIPS

Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden 2019
DanceWEB Scholarship Programme 2019
Mentors Anne Juren (AT/FR) & Annie Dorsen (USA) in dialogue with Mette Ingvartsen (BE/NO)

Anders Sandrews Stiftelse Utbildningsstipendium 2019

EDUCATION

MA Program in Choreography and Performance, 120 ECTS
2018-onwards Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany led by Bojana Kunst

Framtidens Ateljéer
2018 Stockholm Stad

BA Programme in Dance Performance, 180 ECTS
2014-2017 DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden

Methods and Forms of Writing in Relation to Artistic Practices 7.5 ECTS
2016 DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm Sweden

Painting in Oil and Acrylic
2016 Biskops Arnö, Sweden

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School
2013-2014 Copenhagen, Denmark

Arts Programme in Dance
2010-2013 Södra Latin’s Upper Secondary School, Sweden