Collaboration with Nana Anine

A Closer Walk with Thee: Mother began my first collaborative work with Nana Anine, a dancer and choreographer based in Hamburg, Germany. Anine’s movements respond to a coarse fishing net, hole in the floor, and the abandoned fish factory in Seyðisfjörður. She wiggles, sways, contorts, and struggles ironically to “Closer Walk To Thee” by Patsy Kline. The performative sculptural work is an uncanny exploration of the themes of femininity, sexuality, piety, restriction, and spirituality. Contextualized by the decaying factory, Anine’s movements draw from the tactility of the forgotten fishing net found and pulled from the rocky ocean nearby. Her choreography within this minimalist architectural intervention simultaneously presents ideas of futility and contentedness, and unfold from the conversations and experimentations between a sculptor and dancer.

A Closer Walk with Thee: Mother
Performer: Nana Anine
Materials: found fishing net, fish factory
Installation: Monroe Isenberg
Sound: Patsy Cline

follow Nana’s work at IG: @nanaanine

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