Ongoing realities (OR) is an exploratory choreographic approach investigating the relationship and creative possibilities when merging dance and choreography with various digital technologies. OR is led by choreographers Anna Näsström and Johan Bandholtz and they produce performances for stage and site specific places and work with analogue and digital technologies such as XR, Motion Capture, Animation and Virtual Reality. OR and has established collaboration partners in animation,
programming, sound design, freelance dancers and costume designers.
In the fall of 2022, Ongoing Realities won the ”Excellence In Performance” award for the performance ”o n e – a choreographic installation and performance” at the Stockholm Fringe Festival. This year they hold the year-long incubator residency at SITE, the Powerhouse for Dance and Performing Artists in Farsta where they also premiere, on June 16 2023, their upcoming performance with the working title ”[e s c]”, with support from the City of Stockholm and the Swedish Arts Council’s restart support. Read more here
Adam Wittsell is the creative leader and founder of Superficial Machines, a collective of artists, club organizers, and designers that are exploring how avatars, web3, and a metaverse layer to IRL music experiences can be
used to improve the everyday conditions of club & festival organizers.
Superficial Machines originated in Sweden and
began as an organic network of friends, former coworkers, and party acquaintances. They are a creative collective determined to build a global grass-roots network that opens pathways for more shared music experiences that explore the aesthetics of being together, connected via digital media. The project results from conversations about improving the everyday conditions of those organizing the underground clubs we all enjoyed, our social fabric, and the desire to use these spaces for artistic expression. Read more here