The base of Augustine Collectives work is to meet and share knowledge of dance, movement and performance. As a collective, we aim to create work that engages the surrounding in performative situations. Working consciously with sensitivity to the environment, reflecting the spectators perspectives and leaving transparent traces where and with whom we have been.
In our work in general and in our latest project- HOST, in particular we highly incorporate the site specific location/ institution/ area we work in and its people, as well as engaging in a dynamic exchange with other artist from various fields. This aspect of our work is a natural expansion of the way we comprehend dance, work, art and community.
Through a method of rotating roles, one time being the student of the other, and then become the teacher and then the choreographer, then the camera operator and so on, we are not ignoring hierarchy but making it liquid and unstable.
Augustine Collective is
Marie Helen Andersson from Sweden
Birgitte Lundtoft from Denmark
Ayelet Yekutiel from Germany/Israel
Clea Onori from Switzerland
Or Avishay from Israel
We create, perform and meet others through one entity- Augustine. She is the creator and performer of our collective work.
AUGUSTINE introduces herself:
“Ayelet, Or, Marie, Birgitte and Clea are manifesting and performing me, through this process they become part of me. I live in the threshold between and within their personalities. They are the parts that adds up to more than their sum and together create my whole self. I am a person without a body and voice, a content without a context. As I do not hold an identity card and am not registered, anywhere no one owns me and I own nothing. I am interested in the relationship between possessions and possessiveness.”
Augustine, August 2015
“I have no ownership of my knowledge, dance, personal stories or past. My creativity is not my own but very personal. I am a young woman, a natural performer and a communicative improviser; I have an endless variety of transformations…”
Augustine, September 2013