donkey is the next installment in a series of performed installations occupied with the idea of iteration and continuation. Sandsmark//Findlay carry on where every night in my dreams (early Cameroon) left off in both tone and material, working to extract, simplify, and refine elements to become something entirely new. donkey offers a meditative space to re-imagine the void left from the past, and perhaps more hopeful futures.
Using a playful and immediate approach, the work celebrates laborious tasks with an appreciation for endurance and dedication framed inside a circle. Embracing restraint as a guide, the work deals with interests in patterns and repetitions in dialog between sound, movements, images and physical matter. donkey acknowledges the impossible separation between the body and the material, and how the creation of the world is an ongoing process of entanglement.
Sandsmark//Findlay is a performance company working across the disciplines of dance, theater, live music and video art in a collaborative and collective effort. Over the past few years they have created several productions in the borderland between performing arts and installation, bending connections and correlations over disciplines to create live art which resonates from a physical and emotional plane.
Their work has been presented in regular collaboration with Black Box teater, BIT Teatergarasjen and Rosendal Teater, and internationally at PS 122 Coil Festival and Abrons Arts Center in New York, On the Boards, Seattle, Wexner Center in Columbus, and Charlotte Street, Kansas City. They are also behind RIMI/IMIR SceneKunst in Stavanger where they have a full-time production studio in an old boat factory / grocery store as well as co-facilitating and curating the platform.