The work of Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad
Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad collaborate as the BodyCartography Project and 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of BodyCartography Project, whose work began in public spaces across the Bay Area and Wellington, New Zealand.
BodyCartography’s mission is to engage with the vital materiality of our bodies to create live performance that facilitates a re-enchantment of embodiment, relationship, and presence. We create dance in urban, domestic, wild, and social landscapes. Our work is rooted in contemporary dance, somatic and socially engaged practice, and public art.
They have created performances, installations, films, workshops, talks, festivals and curatorial projects around the world presented by institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Walker Art Center, Performance Space 122, American Realness, Movement Research, TBA/Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, Performance Arcade, New Zealand, Cinedans, Amsterdam, South East Dance, UK, Polish Public Television amongst others.
Honors include a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2015 and the Twin Cities City Pages Dance Company of the Year award in 2013, and residencies from Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Tallahassee, and Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin. They are featured artists in Site Dance, the Lure of Alternative Spaces published by University of Florida Press and Moving Sites: Investigating Site-Specific Dance Performance published by Routledge.
To see more about this work check out their website http://bodycartography.org/