A collaboration between Oslo based dance artists
Charlott Utzig, Julie Moviken and Harald Beharie.
In a hybrid interdisciplinary landscape De Naive works in a continuous site-oriented performative practice. From commissioned works for museums and galleries, performative actions, performances in public spaces and into cyberspace, the group's work manifests itself in multiple constellations and formats.
De Naive is a state of being, oscillating between deconstruction and construction, optimism and doubt, apathy and affect. The group's practice has developed through a mode of "doing", both as a creative structure, strategy and bodily method. In the void between the pathetic and the useless, they search for the potential to expose the vulnerable and profound moments.
By playing with distortion of expectations of how to be present in different surroundings, the work opens up for a change in perceptions of public space and co-existing bodies.
The work seeks democratic and social processes; a shared responsibility and co-creation with the environment through interventions, performances and performative actions with people across social and cultural contexts.
De Naives work has been presented in museums, galleries, festivals and contexts including:
Oktoberdans BIT-teatergarasjen, Bergen
Munch Museum, Oslo
Vigeland Museum, Oslo
Tou Scene, Stavanger
Dansens Hus, Oslo
Spriten Kunsthall, Skien
Photo: Jan Khur