Oslo, Norway, January 2021
BodyCartography’s Resisting Extinction is a performance work that cultivates humble tools to support our collective (human/non-human) evolution. We will offer practices for grieving and resisting extinction amidst this spiraling ecological devastation. Resisting Extinction will manifest through three simultaneously unfolding performance events along shorelines and riverbanks in different communities.
Resisting Extinction is being developed by Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Maria Lothe, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas, Laressa Dickey, and Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn. With technical support: Lars Kjemphol
Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad have worked as the BodyCartography Project since 1998. Together they create dances, performances, films, installations, festivals and other projects which engage with the vital materiality of our bodies and minds to create art that facilitates a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. Their work has been presented by Oslo International Theater Festival, Oslo Kommune, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Performance Space 122, NYC, Lyon Opera Ballet amongst other contexts and lives in the collection of the Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand. More information can be found at bodycartography.org