Hazard Zone – Through the Layers

September 10, 20:00-21:00, Herðubreið cinema

Zdenka Brungot Svíteková and her team, currently participating in Skaftfell’s residency program, will show a performative work in progress in Herðubreið’s cinema space on September 10. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be available. 

In addition, two free outdoor performances will be shown in the coming days, subject to weather. Everyone is welcome to attend at any time during the performances: 

Friday September 6, Vestdalur, 15:00-17:00

Wednesday September 11, road to the avalanche barrier, 14:00-16:00, and rainbow street/Norðurgata 17:30-19:00.

Concept / performer: Zdenka Brungot Svíteková (NO/SK)

Creation / performers: Zoe Dowlen (GB/CH), Marion Harmand (FR), Viktor Černický (SK)

Tracing a parallel between the body of Earth and the human body, Hazard Zone aims to develop a vision of the Body through the prism of geological phenomena. The work investigates two spatio-temporal scales: the human and the planetary, and thus develops in a zone of friction between the transitory nature of human life and the deep time of planet Earth. Hazard Zone is meant as a poetic and metaphorical vision, and intends to raise our awareness of the fact that a Body is a place in constant change and transformation. 

This work in progress has developed from long term research, exploring the tectonics and micro-tectonics of matter. It draws inspiration from geological processes and somatic memory. It inquires the mechanisms and dynamics at play in a single body, between bodies, and between bodies and the spaces they inhabit. 

“If you want to know past causes, you’ll find them in the current consequences. If you want to know the future outcomes, you’ll see them in the current deeds.” (Taoist school Dragon gate, Taoism of the Full reality)

Zdenka Brungot Svíteková (NO/SK) is a dancer, performer, dance maker and facilitator. She graduated with a Master degree in dance from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her artistic and choreographic work takes the form of performances set in and for various spaces such as theatres, galleries or public spaces. It is bound together by long term interests including memory, touch, instant composition, process and the nature of collaboration.

Zdenka’s residency at Skaftfell is supported by the Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme and the Slovak Arts Council.

Photo: Emmanuelle Stauble