Powered by Emotion, Mårten Spångberg, 2003-2033
Solo performed every year between 2003 and 2033 by the artist.
Edition of 30 sold exclusively one for each year.
Conditions for activation:
The work has to be activated within the year that has been bought.
The buyer will comply to the technical reader.
“Powered by Emotion” is a full night solo created and performed by Mårten Spångberg originating from a desire to dance and sing without having access to skill and technical capacity in relationship to the production of, on the one hand territory and on the other, perhaps more tangible, notions of identity and belonging. Starting with an interest between territory and political potentiality the choreographer explores two over- determined artistic materials Walter Verdin’s film of Steve Paxton’s dance to J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and the songs of Buena Vista Social Club. Through the performers inability and nonplussed relation to the material it appears that the spectator is urged to reconsider a politics of aesthetics. What we see and hear both is and isn’t Stave Paxton dancing and Buena Vista Social Club voicing sentimental love. Powered by Emotion is utter artificiality in its most natural form