Søren Evinson

Long-term residency

May 2024 - 2026

Søren Evinson. Barcelona (ES)

Søren Evinson’s work lives at the intersections of performance, theatre, and dance. By sliding through these categories, he generates fantasies around what can be conceived as spectacular, understanding the spectacular in the context of consumer society and the idealization of contemporary culture. He investigates through body, word, song, and objects, and elaborates motifs made out of poses, gestures, vocalizations, and language, through which he builds and thinks choreographically.

Evinson focuses on presence, gesture, and action as form; word, speech, and discourse as form; gaze, audience, and entertainment as form, with the intention of attending to the exhibition of speech and body to further construct narratives that, through their sequentiality, appear to be sensitive to the logos but disrupt its logic within their own frames of expression.

He interacts with the specific architectures of space through the constant redistribution of performative materials, putting into play a succession of tropes, landscapes, and actions. His works are intense, exuberant, complex, delirious, and in constant speculation with reality.

Søren Evinson studied at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and completed his MA in Performance Studies at the University of London. He lived for six years in London, developing his performance practice mainly in collaboration with artists such as Oreet Ashery and Karen Christopher. In his first work, Homage to the Idiot (2014), he collaborated with Bernat de Gispert, a mentally and physically disabled performer. From his collaboration with visual artist Charlie Hope, two self-produced works resulted: Hello World!!! (2015), a performance built through action, poetry, and a cathartic dance to the rhythm created by capturing the audience’s phone signals, and ATOEWEFTR (A Tower Of Emotions Will Emerge From This Room) (2016), an installation and performance that challenges the limits of perception. A Nation Is Born In Me (2018) is his first solo work; it opened at the TNT Festival of Terrassa and has been shown at the Next Festival, CND Paris, Grec Festival, among others, and is currently on tour. Just Desire opened in February 2021 at the Salmon Festival of Barcelona and has been shown at Espace Pasolini inside the Cabaret des Curiosités Festival of Le Phénix Valenciennes, Quinzena de Dansa Metropolitana of Barcelona, and Antic Teatre Barcelona. Just Desire is a co-production of Antic Teatre, Le Phénix Valenciennes, and Quinzena de Dansa Metropolitana.

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