metamorphoses - the forgotten art of transformation - aiina aïon

Informal showing

Concept, photography, mask & direction: aiina aïon
Choreography/dance: Linus Sundqvist
Music: Anders Grönberg & Carl Carlström
Production: aiina aïon prod.
Many thanks to: Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts, Irène Sjöberg Lundin (I Ren Kultur) & Kultur i Väst


Informal showing of aiina aïon’s “Metamorphoses – the forgotten art of transformation” at 19.00, Vitlycke – Centre for Performing Arts. In collaboration with Kultur i Väst.

Please Note! The performance starts outside and includes walking in stairs. If you have an accessibility need, please contact us in advance:

“Go in your transformation in and out.
Which was your life most painful experience?
Is your beverage all too bitter, become wine…”

- Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback
from “Lovtal till intet” (free translation by aiina aïon)

In “Metamorphoses – the forgotten art of transformation” aiina aïon starts off in the greek mythology of “metamorphoses”, creatures with the immanent ability to transform themselves into something else, and explores transformation as an underdeveloped potential of the human being. Inspired by the Japanese Butoh (dance of darkness) she looks into the transmutative ability of the human body to adopt different shapes and states of beingness.
“Metamorphoses” is a site-specific performance which takes place in the remnants of the industrialism. In an echo of a vanished age which constituted the technological starting point of the anthropocene paradigm. In an almost ritual introspection we get to meet modern man in struggle with oneself, their place in the world and the lost connection with nature.

How did we end up here?
Is there still time to become something different?
Something new?

About aiina aïon

aiina aïon is a multidisciplinary artist based in Västra Götaland, Sweden. She works in a broad field of choreography, music, performance art and theatre. Her practice is often site specific and explores questions of ipseity and the horizon of possibility. In this piece she works together with contemporary dancer Linus Sundqvist and the two other musicians Anders Grönberg & Carl Carlström.


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