A collaboration between Oslo based dance artists
Charlott Utzig, Julie Moviken and Harald Beharie.
De Naive is a state of being.
The work questions our relations to the embarrassing, awkward and pathetic. The situations that feels a bit off. How can we explore the painful, but also dear moments. A spontaneous and vulnerable presence which has potential to generate an absurd and insecure entry to our surroundings. This uncertainty and embarrassment has gradually manifested into common methods aiming to build an awkward and unpredictable atmosphere where anything could come or happen.
Our practice spans from stage performances, pop-up performance, site-specific work and into cyberspace. A common denominator for our work is making dance available to the public; a desire to reach out to a wide range of people through fieldwork, public pop-up performances and the active use of puclic space as performative landscapes. 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
We believe that the world (and the art field) needs more naive energy!!!! De Naive can be interpreted as an image or expression of our millennial generation, where it can seem like there are no limits for where to reach and what to achieve. A mentality characterized by high ambitions with a naive belief in that “dreams will come true”.
Photo: Jan Khur