Swamp Cosmos

Published: 15 May, 2018
Swamp Cosmos

Photo: Tomas Björkdal

By Katja Seitajoki and Tomas Björkdal

Swamp Cosmos is an interactive performance, a soundscape that bubbles of sour water, smells and the varying colors that take place in a wetland. By camouflaging in the swamp, the participant can explore the flora and fauna as well as all the mysterious sounds and movements of the swamp. We ask ourselves: by camouflaging as an animal, an insect or a plant, can we approach nature and challenge the perspectives that makes human dominate nature? In an era of climate challenges, we combine artistic, scientific and philosophical perspectives in a choreographed audio installation.

Idea and directior: Katja Seitajoki
Composer: Tomas Björkdal
Costume: Maline Casta
Text: Katja Seitajoki och Eva Wichman
Contributors: Katja Seitajoki, Tomas Björkdal and Per Sacklén
Voices: Monica Stenbeck, Elsa Meyer, Christian Hillborg, Katja Seitajoki, Per Sacklén
Photo: Tomas Björkdal

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The performance is presented in the swamp Marksjön in Gnesta where the audience gets to know the work with headphones. Bring boots!

An Arena Baubo production in collaboration with Art Lab Gnesta, UngaTur and Bagarmossens Folkets Hus. With the support of the Swedish Arts Council and Stockholm City and Stockholm County Council.

Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Price: Free
Location: Ekdal – Marksjön
Time: May 27 and August 26 at 13
Age: From 7 years

Meeting place: Ekdal at the parking lot

Directions: Walk/bicycle/drive on the road opposite the entrance to Gnesta Health Center. The road is called Kärvsvägen. Follow this road until you cross under road 57. Immediately after this, a road goes to the left. Follow it and park right after the farm.