Design von Stephan Thiel
»She tries to imagine manufactured objects loving her
How their technological indifference would be stimulating
She tries to imagine herself attired in fishnet and rubber
Warmth underlaid with cold and soft with hard«
Dancing on Ashes (Amsterdam) is a performance-installation by Ines Birkhan and Bertram Dhellemmes. A hybrid and ambiguous work, it is part of the Dancing on Ashes »expanded field of literature« performance series, and belongs to the long term transmedia project Angel Meat.
Ines Birkhan (*1974 in Vienna/Austria) studied sculpture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and dance and choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam/Netherlands. She works as a dancer and choreographer and as a writer. Ines Birkhan has been a Solitude fellow since October 2009 and works together with the video artist and musician Bertram Dhellemmes on the project Angel Meat. Bertram Dhellemmes studied visual arts and film in Lille and Paris and completed a postgraduate course in performance art and new media at the Studio National des Arts Contemporain du Fresnoy. Since then, he has been primarily focused on dance and music. In 2003, he founded the dance company Real Dance Super Sentai, which he co-directs together with Ines Birkhan.