Unimagined sensitivities meditates on the naked body and the way in which it hides behind nudity. It is a performance that questions the honesty of nakedness on stage, and seeks to highlight the mechanisms of observation that instantly dress a naked body in projections of liberation, gender or alienation. Situated within the firm manipulation of today’s aesthetic economy, this work breathes the philosophical theory of atmospheres, and hopes to reclaim the knowledge of atmosphere-production as a tool to understand what the experience of a naked body itself makes naked. Thus, the work engages with the otherness of skin, that which is unavailable to the eye, in order to allow the body to perform an agenda of poetry, rather than politics. Unimagined sensitivities is thereby the journey of flesh stretching through stages of trance, tenderness and death – A journey that commits to only two fixed principles; that of honesty, and that of skin being its raw material.
“Only animals don’t know how to be fake. Only animals walk into darkness still assured of their own species”.
Camilla is a Danish dancer and dance-maker based in Berlin. She is a writer, dedicated to poetic work, and whilst engaged in a multiplicity of projects, she is also earning her degree in philosophy. Concerned with the notions, meditation and communication, Camilla honors her romantic belief in the body’s innate need to understand and refine its linguistic depth, not only in her commitments as an artist, but also as a yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. Thus, her practice is essentially an expression of care and a critical comment on excessive, aesthetic labor. Camilla’s most recent performance commitments and collaborations include the work of Punchdrunk, Ursina Tossi, Rachel Monosov, Theo Clinkard, Simone Forti and Johannes Wieland.
Photos: Camilla Brogaard
Kokkolan museotoimi, K.H. Renlundin museo (Roosin talo)