The collaborative Performance piece signalling at the molecular level features the amplified e-textiles by the interface designer Gabriela Guasti Rocha and her work INTUERI (2018).

Collaborating Dancers are Giulia Iurza, Livia Massarelli, Francis Maskens, Gloria Trolla, Tom Wohlfahrt,
as well as Art du Deplacement and Parkour practitioners Georgia Munroe and Louiseanne Wong.

As with any other space, when entered, Ambika P3 becomes tangible in its relation and affectivity to both time and mattering. Engaging with the visible and audible specifics of the site, movement practitioners of “signalling at the molecular level” will bring word and movement, intellect and sense into a direct relation. Dancers engage with the room, each from their perspective. Wearing e-textiles by the interface designer Gabriela Guasti Rocha the performers’ movements will create an additional acoustic layer from what is normally an imperceptible range of sounds. Fitted with wireless transmitters these costumes pick up buzzing sounds that are elicited by the interference of motion. The combination of these noises sparked by movement together with the speech of a performative writing aims to underscore that thought and action emerge in their interference with the layers and diffractions of their surroundings. By combining text, sound and motion in a layered and diffractive way, this live collaboration approaches movement as directly involved in the emergence of thought. Movement understood as a multi-layered processual interweaving allows the unanticipated appearance of various forms of knowing, to demonstrate the inter-relatedness of terms commonly understood as antagonistic and separate—theory and practice, body and mind, self and other – towards an interpretation of complementarity.

text and artistic direction: Monika Jaeckel

Giulia Iurza is an Italian freelance contemporary dance artist. Originally from Naples, in Italy, where she studied dance for 10 years, obtaining a diploma from her dance school before continuing her training at Laban in London. Giulia has worked alongside international choreographers and performed in UK and abroad working in projects with artists from different fields such as Liz Glynn (Frieze Art Fair) and Olafur Eliasson (Tate Modern) and performed in different contexts, indoor and outdoor. Alongside her career as performer she is also interested in choreography together with J7s Dance Company, and she has created two works which have performed in UK and abroad.

Monika Jaeckel is an artist, writer and performer based in Berlin and London. She has a background in performance and new media and is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD within the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) at Westminster University. Studied with Joan Jonas performance and media at the ABK Stuttgart and new media (EM)MA with Olia Lialina at Merz Akademie.

Francis Maskens trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and National youth dance company to go on to train at London Contemporary Dance school completing with  BA hons in Contemporary dance. whilst studying he worked with such artists as Hofesh shecter co, Punchdrunk, Lea Anderson, Jasmin Vardimon and Hannes Langolf whilst going on to freelance work with companies such as counterpoint dance and Arct collective.

Livia Massarelli is a freelance dance artist interested in performance, choreography and teaching. She performed with Edge Company (London) and she participated in various projects in Italy, Austria, Germany and Uk as dancer and choreographer, collaborating with many visual artists, composers and engineers. More info:

Georgia Munroe is a performing athlete and coach, specialising in Art Du Deplacement/Parkour. She was born and raised in London, with a strong passion for movement and exploration found at an early age. Through her process and community, Georgia’s journey is one of self-discovery and self-love, moving to find herself. instagram: Georgia_munroe_pk, Facebook: Georgia Munroe, Twitter: Georgia-Munroe-Pk (@MunroePK).

Gabriela Guasti Rocha, Berlin, is a multidisciplinary designer interested in creating bridges between the digital and the analog world. Through her work, she reflects the possibilities of interaction with the body and diversity of thinking.  She studied Fashion Design at the UDK Berlin and is currently making her Master studies in Interface at FHP.

Gloria Trolla is an Italian-London based freelance dance artist. She graduated at Trinity Laban and performed nationally and internationally with Transitions Dance Company 2018 a Triple Bill by Hagit Yakira, Richard Chappell, and Jarkko Partanen. She worked with artists including Jessica Wright and Anna Nowak (Studio Wayne McGregor), Maciej Kuzminski, Kate Lawrence (Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence) amongst others. Additional collaborations include Gareth Pugh S/S 18 Independent Fashion Film, directed by Nick Knight and choreographed by Wayne McGregor (BFI IMAX, London), and a live performance devised by Sarah Matthews and Joe Townsend at the United States Embassy in London.

For Tom Wohlfahrt dance started as a tool for therapy when he was 5. With 17, he became a professional dancer, touring in Europe and competing in World Championships. Today, he is the Artistic Director of RARE SALT, a London based dance company and is searching for opportunities to create thought-provoking work. See also at Instagram: @raresaltdance

Louiseanne Wong is a dancer, movement artist, choreographer and coach. Originally from Hong Kong, her curiosities brought her to search and express through dance, music, and Art du Deplacement (ADD) / Parkour. Her expertise and passion allows her to combine Dance with ADD as a means of self-discovery and expression under Esprit Concrete. Instagram: @louiseannewong,
Facebook: @louiseannew, twitter: @louiseannewong.

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