Elastic Bonding / Multiplié dancefestival – Project Space LKV / Trondheim (NO) 2019


This vertical version of Elastic Bonding was made site specifically for the Project Space at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim. It was shown as part of Multiplié dance festival, an annual festival of contemporary dance in Norway. The project was a collaboration between Babel visningsrom and DansiT. 

Three frames corresponding to the size of the windows were mounted in the ceiling. Textile structures made of neoprene and stretch lamé were attached to the frameworks creating vertical cones to which three bodies are connected on the ground. Silicone tubing filled with water and titanium dioxide literally connects the bodies on the ground with the frameworks in the ceiling. The tubes and the liquid moves as the bodies change their positions. Gravity, elasticity and deep breathing are used as initiators of movement. 


Duration: 1 hour

Performed by: Marie Rechsteiner, Karoline Bergh Ellingsen and Gunhild Løhre.

Material: Stretch lamé, neoprene, silicone tubing, water, titanium dioxide, construction wood

Size: Frameworks in the ceiling: 158 * 243 cm. Frameworks on the ground: 130 * 230 cm. Elastic tubes: 4,5 m. Installation area: 6 * 15 m.


Co-production: DansiT


The project is supported by Arts Council Norway, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Trondheim kommune and Trøndelag fylkeskommune.


Photos: Susann Jamtøy


Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bap_ERBqsnU