Date/Time: Thursday, 9 March, at 10:00–12:00
Location & Access: Red Room, Inter Arts Center, 4th floor, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö. Door code 123 at the entrance.
Steinunn Knúts Önnudóttir in conversation with Karmenlara Ely from NTU Norway.
The research strives to produce, through minimal means, transformative experiences that counteract consumerism and a society of hyper mediation. The project is concerned with values such as existential sustainability, personal responsibility and appreciation of personal experiences, vulnerability, tenderness, uncertainty, genuine exchange, and imperfection. The research aims to stimulate the important discourse on sustainability within performing arts practices and open new perspectives to the role the arts have in a possible solution to current global challenges. The research furthermore aims at bringing artistic practice into conversation with sustainable development with a particular focus on personal values, human needs, and quality of life. The central research question is: “How to Construct a Sustainable Method of Performance for Transformative Encounters?”
In connection to the seminar the work in progress performance “Pleased to Meet You”, will be presented at IAC from Tuesday to Thursday, 7–9 March, 14:00–18:00.
Steinunn Knúts Önnudóttir is a PhD research fellow at Theater Academy of Malmö and a part of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School at University of Lund. Steinunn is a performance maker working with sustainable, relation specific and participatory encounters. She has worked as a director, writer, dramaturg and a performer in Iceland, UK, USA, Scandinavia and beyond. Steinunn was a dramaturg at the City Theater in Reykjavik a lecturer and a dean at the Department of Performing Arts in IUA Reykavík and artistic leader of Webtheater Room 408 and The Professional Amateurs. She is a mother of three, an amateur potter, theologian and practices forest bathing. Her PhD project is called “How Little is Enough? Sustainable Methods of Performance for Transformative Encounters”.