We Move Together or Not At All, Sasha Kleinplatz – ISEA 2022

– Saturday, June 11, 2022 – From 7 p.m.

We Move Together or Not At All, Sasha Kleinplatz

We Move Together or Not At All is a choreographic installation that places consent, multi-sensory performance archive, and species inter-dependency in conversation. This performance by Sasha Kleinplatz takes the form of an excitable plant-filled greenhouse with a dancer moving in its centre and it will be presented on June 11 at Konvent, a former convent of nuns located in Berga that has been converted into an experimental laboratory. Choreographer, dancer, and interdisciplinary artists work collaboratively to build performance scores meant to raise the temperature, moisture, scent, and bacteria in the greenhouse and co-orchestrate states of sensory access to the participants gestures, human or none.

Through this practice the sweat of the dancer becomes a source of heat and humidity that supports the plant life. We frame this sweat and heat, and the plant life that they support as the barely visible, archival trace of performance, as emergent formations traversing condensation, movement, sound, and affect. The performers are augmented with sensors that respond to torque, horizontality, verticality, and percussivity.  A responsive scenography transcodes qualitative variables of the performance into sound, vibration and condensation, as multimodal gestures towards a non-linear understanding of how the plants may experience the events within space.


ISEA 2022

With the aim of bringing the intersections between Art, Science and Technology closer to the public, ISEA2022 has created the ISEA Extended Program, in Barcelona and other 10 cities which includes more than 50 activities along the Catalan territory with the support of Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya, through its Ministry of Culture.

Hac Te, the new Hub of Art, Science and Technology of Barcelona has articulated the ISEA Extended Program to make possible exhibitions, workshops, outdoor projects, panels, artists talks or school initiatives where visual arts venues, design schools, museums and art centers, art factories, festivals and high schools are involved.

With this extensive program that complements the conferences and exhibitions, ISEA2022 wants to make the intersection between arts, science and technology practices open and accessible to society, involving and connecting the international Symposia with the different catalan communities related with this interdisciplinary field.  

Apart from Barcelona, within the framework of ISEA2022, 10 Catalan cities all among the territory will host several activities: Girona, Lleida, Mataró, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Amposta, Tarragona, Vic, Balaguer, Reus and Berga.