Explore Göteborg - Skansens Krona

Explore Göteborg – Skansens Krona

Textiles in my face. Fringes flicker. Small steps. Reaching out. Touching. Connecting. Almost at the top. A knee to touch ground. A need to touch ground. Shapeshiffting. Borrow my shadow! Mark. Conquer. Dissolve. Appreciating strength. Focused turning. Stay put. Be motion. Relax. Possibilities with canons. One more step. Leaning into...
Last observation before moving apart.

Last observation before moving apart.

SORGESÅNG gruset knastrar   gräset är mjukt och vi vilar där är du med mig nu?   vi finner utan att söka   vi rör oss, som vi alltid rör oss fast ändå inte    träden fäller sina blad inte nu, snart  jag vet att det kommer allt blir rött...
SKÄLVA workshop at Stockholm Fringe Fest

SKÄLVA workshop at Stockholm Fringe Fest

Pictures by Liga Kamare   We were many.   You got my back.   I covered you.   You listened so carefully.   We were a wave on concrete.   There was times of stillness.   A team of body expression.   The rain guided us home.   Exploration number:...
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Close to Sea

Close to Sea

  This is collaboration with Lisa Fahlén, both in the event and in this post-event report.   1. Choose any date between 100AD and up to 50 years in the future and access tide predictions  for 7 or 14 days at a time. So you give it one more try to wave goodbye, wave goodbye....
Explore Göteborg - Brunnsparken

Explore Göteborg – Brunnsparken

  Göteborg what a fantastic city, picnic-friendly city views, neighbourhoods away from the city centre, time to spare, island-hopping, archipelago well worth doing, great range of services,  activities available in the city,  adventurous fika folk,  a café dedicated to help the city brush up on its language skills, right in the heart of Scandinavia, shops...
On Asphalt

On Asphalt

Carrot, spinach and blueberry. As we wished to be alive.                                 Where did the carrot go?   So we tagged along to see what was happening. Even the tree danced with us. We talked for forty five minutes and got...
Travelling Liljeholmen - Hornstull

Travelling Liljeholmen – Hornstull

  I suddenly see the flowers. I run to them. All of us run to them. The group instantly share my joy. My joy? Is it mine? Of course not – it is our joy. We are connected. We dip our noses deep into the scent of flowers. We lean on their concrete pots and...
We are SKÄLVA

We are SKÄLVA

We are SKÄLVA. The swedish word skälva can be translated into the verb quiver. A motion which is small, but noticable.  A quiver often happens spontanuously as a response to an emotional input. You quiver when you are scared, nervous, happy or simply freezing. It is a kind of response.    Pictures by Mira Åkerman...
Why We Explore

Why We Explore

The “we” in this text specifically refers to the SKÄLVA collective that consists of Jenny Simmar and Ulrika Berge. Why do we do this? What is it that we explore? What have we found? What are we searching for? We are interested in communication through movement. Our events are meetings between people who come from...
With Eight Legs and One Brain.

With Eight Legs and One Brain.

To be a spider. To find support. To let the body turn. To be in any direction. The body of a spider consists of two easily recognizable parts, a narrow waist connects both parts. The eight legs can move independently which makes a spider an excellent climber. Spider silk provides a combination of lightness, strength...
Ulvsjön - Kuhasalo Simultaneously

Ulvsjön – Kuhasalo Simultaneously

This is a SKÄLVA event held on to places simultaneously. KANTAPÖYTÄ hosted the event in Joensuu, Finland. The instructions was as followed:   Step One. Walk through the forest. Use all senses. Two tasks for the walk:  #1: Scatter and gather. Switch been two modes: -The want to split up the group as much as...
Annual Meeting 2012

Annual Meeting 2012

Call to order: An annual meeting of SKÄLVA, was held on Långholmen, Stockholm on the 17th of may, 2012. The meeting convened at 17.00, President Ulrika Simm presiding, and Jenny Berge, secretary. Members in attendance: Canon 50d, Iphone 4, Jenny Berge, Jenny Simm,  Nikon 3100, Samsung (model unknown), Ulrika Berge and Ulrika Simm. Members not...
Explore Stockholm 25th and 26th of june

Explore Stockholm 25th and 26th of june

Are you visiting Stockholm and want to explore the city through movement? Or do you live here and want to move together? Join one or all three of our Explore Stockholm Events! Welcome to an exploration of spaces through improvising/ moving together. We start with an introduction to find a group focus and continue exploring...
Stairs to Explore

Stairs to Explore

If you couldn't join our Lunchjam exploring the stairs in Pustegränd you can find an other one. See the video below for inspiration.     Exploration number: 034 (pre-exploration) + 036 When: 25th of April 2012 Where: Pustegränd, Södermalm, Stockholm Duration: 12.00-13.00 Participants: Jenny, Johanna, Helena and Ulrika Archive material: 36 photos (exploration 034) + 105...
Authentic Webcam

Authentic Webcam

Background story The Skälva-member Jenny Simm was invited to Soma Networks weekend exploring Authentic Movement. Jenny Simm was invited as a camera-witness; exploring the room through the lens. Questions arouse from the concept. What is authentic? Is there something fake? How does the witness influence the mover? As a continuation of these questions an idea...
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