Perspectives

My critical attitude to stereotypical gender identities has had great influence on how I have developed as a choreographer: From mid-90s and about 10 years forward, I worked choreographically with the Queer concept to express the meaninglessness I experienced in being locked into a heteronormative gender identity. My work evolved into the trilogy of Mommy’s Boy and many years of working as a performer and queer activist in the gender political association dunst.

In my subsequent studies in landscape architecture I went from focusing on gender identity to working with how identity in a wider sense is dependent on relations and thus fluid. It developed into a thesis investigating how dance and choreography can be used as tools for exploring the changing identity of places and situations. This process gave birth to projects like ‘Map in Steps’ and ‘Automatisk Kombination’.

Recently I have worked with artists and scholars developing choreographic and pictorial methods of sharing and developing aesthetic and relational knowledge: For instance in the project ‘Red Apples – Green Apples’ initiated by Karen Vedel.

Peter Vadim and Trine Trash performing Dumb Bodies at Warehouse9 10th Anniversary Gala