Site- and Community-specific concept: MELLEMRUM*
MELLEMRUM is a tribute to the walk and the locality.
Walking is an archaic practice. A basic means of transportation, universal to all times and cultures.
We walked out of Africa – we still migrate walking.
MELLEMRUM is a carefully designed walk in a specific area. A walk that involves a series of performances/interactions created by local, national or international artists and in close dialogue with the specific locality and community.
MELLEMRUM is travelling around the world. So far, we have walked in:
Sri Lanka 2015
Copenhagen, Holmen 2011
Copenhagen, Nørrebro 2010
Indre by 2008
Each edition is curated in close collaboration by a local partner and Kitt Johnson, and comes to life through the mapping method developed by Kitt Johnson: THE WALK – THE TALK – THE ARCHIVE DIVE.
With MELLEMRUM we hope to give both the audience and local residents a chance to experience their surroundings through a performative lens – and the possibly to rediscover the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Photo: From the MELLEMRUM encounter festival ‘OFF SITE’, created in collaboration between the choreographers Candy Cook and Kitt Johnson, Macao 2015. Photographer: Ao Ieon Mike. Performer: Candy Kuok
*In German ‘MELLEMRUM’ translates to Zwischenraum. In English it does not exist as one word but would be something like “the space between spaces”.