Starting at 18:00, Director Marti Manen will introduce the exhibition which will be followed by performative readings. Willemark and Dokter have invited artist Florence Wild to read a text she wrote, (Naive melody) inspired by the works in the exhibition. Dokter will read the text, Lines, Threads and Traces by Tim Ingold.
This exhibition is a continuation from January 2022 when Willemark and Dokter presented a two-week exhibition under the same title and utilized the exhibitional space almost as a domestic situation for testing scores and performances. Now, after a half year, Willemark and Dokter return to Index with a series of works expressing the meaning of home through memories — memories that create new pathways and new places which transforms the exhibition space into a wandering home for travelers who are welcome to join in the journey.
At Index, the visitor will experience a spatial installation in various phases combining film, texts and objects encouraging movement of bodies and the senses. At the entrance, visitors are greeted with a passage leading toward a horizon that opens up to various reference points. In the middle of the exhibition at Index, a metal staircase is displayed. It is the last physical remnant of a demolished house in the North of Sweden, once the home of Willemark’s grandfather. This single object opens a series of connections to memories for Willemark. Now presented as a sculpture, the staircase becomes a possible path toward rebuilding a house in the mind. The object itself is something to be observed with its many layers of meaning and possible stories.
Alva Willemark (1988) investigates intimacy, trust and control exploring the body through performance, installation, text and video. Sybrig Dokter (1955) is a choreographer and performer that works with the layering of physical practices relating to synchronicity, mirror-neurons and proximity.
The exhibition continues to 23 October and more information about the works are available on Index’s website.