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Antonija Livingstone (1971) 

EE/CA  is  based  in Berlin.

Self- taught, her practice evolves via queer methods and operates at the intersection of performance and plastic arts, often in situ. Her background growing up in the midst of itinerant gold mining camps in the Canadian North West informs her intimacy with the elements and a capacity for a practice of improvised ways and means. A need for re-enchantment provokes her strategies for collaborations with visual artists, dance artists and strangers. Together troubling the business of spectatorship, loving unruly bodies, and upending normative means of perceiving and creating choreography, objects, remedies. With the insight of an outsider Livingstone often works in solitude, but also strives to activate inclusive assemblages of  folk, creatures, materials, and techniques to co-operate on performing aesthetic problems and  durational contemplative actions together ; oddkin inhabitations and their traces. The work is often rendered as collections of actions and things, raw repetitive studies, made of blushing encounters between paradoxical companions, trembling between genres,  sans papiers…

Formerly, as a dancer and choreographer Livingstone has performed most extensively with Meg Stuart/  Damaged Goods Brussels / Berlin, and Benoit Lachambre Par BL.eux, Montreal,  and   her own independent work in collaboration with producer Fanny Virelizier/ KILL THE DJ, Paris.

She is Associate Artist at Menagerie de Verre, Paris, France 2018

Artist in Residence at Darling Foundry,  Montreal, Quebec 2018.

Livingstone has been devoted for over a decade to creating and touring collections  of co-authored feminist works for live performance, installation and video in a diverse variety of international contexts :  Including a.o.

les études ( hérésies 1-7)  with Nadia Lauro 2016

Festival D’ Autumn, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, Actorale Marseille, Theatre Garonne, Toulouse, FR, Arsenic Lausanne, CH, Americian Realness, NYC 

Supernatural with Simone Aughterlony and  Hahn Rowe 2014

 Gessnerallee, Zurich, HAU Berlin, Actorale Marseille, American Realness, Avant Garden NO, Museu de l'Arte, Atos de Fala, Rio di Janeiro, Leopold Museum Impulstanz, Vienna

Culture, Administration & Trembling 2014

with  Dominique Petrin, Stephen Thompson, Jennifer Lacey

Festival Transameriques Montréal « domaine » CCN Montpellier, American Realness

Fierce, UK Biennale des Arts Performatif Rouyn-Noranda, QC. 

(Création C&A, Festival Avignon, Impulstanz Vienna, 2009)

Sketches/Notebook  Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Supernova HAU Berlin 2013-2018

On Orientations, Insignificant Others:  Learning to look sideways with Ian Kaler 2012

KH Museum, Impulstanz Vienne, Rencontres Choreographiques, Paris

Cat Calendar with Antonia Baehr + Anne Quireynen,

Ausland Berlin, Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valenciennes 

The Part (solo ) MDV Paris , reprise 2015 (Création 2005 Le Quartz, Brest) 

-a situation for dancing. ( in 4 episodes ) with Heather Kravas 

DTW, NYC Festival Transameriques, Montreal, QC, Le Quartz, Brest, Tseh, Moscow

 

Recent works include :

The Aftershocker sessions : a remedial space  2018  in collaboration with Hahn Rowe,

Carte Blanche #1 Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, 2018                             

« Supernova » (Vladimir Miller,  Brendan Dougherty, Claudia Hill) HAU 2, Berlin 2018

 Male Breast Feeding, + your house doesn’t  love you like I do

A method for an applied polyphony 2017    

Château de la  Ballue, Bretagne,  Château Barbirey, Bourgogne,

Potager du Roi /  École Supérieur de Paysage, Versailles France

                                                      

Création process 2018-2020 :  The poverty groove  

Co-production : MDV Paris, Fonderie Darling, Agora de la Dance, Montreal

Research in Theological Aesthetics

(queer secular performance practices / "staying with the trouble")      

 

Recent Residencies

American Realness, sponsored by Gibney Dance, NYC 2018

HAU Berlin, Supernova  

Menagerie de Verre, Paris

Fonderie Darling, Montreal 

 

École Superieur de Paysage, Potager du Roi, Versailles 2017

Chateau de la Ballue, Combourg, France 

Chateau de Barbirey, Dijon, France

 

Recent Coaching / Guest Lecturer

KEM MoMa, Warsaw, Movement Research, NYC,

École Superieur de Paysage, Versailles, Menagerie de Verre, Paris