The novel forms of distances and control brought by the year 2020 intertwined with our master studies orbiting around the idea of artistic practice stimulated our care for a place of ceaselessness.
What has been already there? What has been touched upon by the scheduled reflections and generous sharings caused by the studies. What does it feed on? How has it been feeding us? The questions of my self-interview are not edited into the audible version of it, but previous and alive practices are observed, through which a cherishing definition of (artistic) practice gets outlined.

“As part of the education, artists from the MA program New Performative Practices (NPP) launch a joint podcast: fourteen individual episodes inviting the listener to audio spaces reflecting a wide range of perspectives on artistic practice. The series revolves around questions, curiosities, explorations, dilemmas and desires arising from within each artistic practice – practices that have been dwelling and moving side by side for the last two years. Audioreflection pod may invite the listener to the art practice itself, to an encounter with some aspect of the artist’s world(s) and/or to a conversation about the practice.

During 2020 and 2021, the artists in the NPP Master program were confined to digital spaces, communicating from several continents, and living through the global pandemic as they pursued their studies. Their choreographic and performative practices were challenged by time zones, proximity restrictions, international borders, care-giving responsibilities and an overwhelm of digital data. As the education switched to being mostly online, the students began to experiment with the relation between digital media and live presence. What would have been studio visits became ‘radio visits,’ and the question of how to share experience without proximity, or how to create proximity in separate spaces, became central challenges. The Audioreflection pod answers these challenges by proposing an audio space where listening is an artistic act to be shared, like touch, but across borders, wherever and whenever the listener can join.

Audioreflection pod includes episodes by the artists Adriana Cubides, Annika Boholm, Csilla Hodi, Eva Mohn, Irene Cantero Sanz, Iris Nikolaou, Katarina Eriksson, Nadi Gogoulou, Kristin Nango, Leah Landau, Louise Crnkovic-Friis, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Sofie Burgoyne and Sunniva Vikør Egenes.

Audioreflection pod is the second edition of the SKH Dance Podcast series. The episodes are produced by the artists, with support by Robin Jonsson.
Intro: Iris Nikolaou (composition made by the voices/ sounds of the 14 NPP students)
Image: Csilla Hódi

The Master’s Program New Performative Practices (NPP) creates a site for active, nuanced questioning and expanded artistic knowledge wherein the students define what constitutes their artistic practice. The programme consists of two years of advanced studies. It is research preparatory, qualifying the student for a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography, with a specialization in Performative Practices. By constructively questioning established methods and focusing on the sustainability of artistic practices, the NPP education offers a space for art that challenges the commonplace.