A principal division of a larger movement (1) close-up
A principal division of a larger movement live performance
A principal division of a larger movement
Sanna Helena Berger
“A principal division of a larger movement” is a series of installations by Hanna Nilsson and Sanna Helena Berger. Future exhibitions take place both in the physical and virtual space. With continued focus on the subjects of body movements and gestures, the artists alter the structure of each installation. Added elements create interaction and participation. As divisions accumulate the scenes vary; the development of performance, garments, printed matter and interactive technology. The progress of the larger movement becomes clear.
“A principal division of a larger movement” (1) is an installation consisting of video and performance. The video is a close-up documentation of facial gestures, sometimes extreme, sometimes mundane, looped throughout the exhibition. The sound we hear is the sound of clapping. Now the gestures suddenly come together with a sharp noise. The second part of the installation consists of a live performance. The subject remains gestures but become a wider scope of body movements, we extend our capacity for action. The performers create a ripple effect as their movements stagger, the sequence keeps the beat of the rhythmical clap. As a result their gestures not only structure themselves but become part of a larger body of movement — the group.”