FRIDAY MAY 21, 2021
2:40 PM (EDT)

Hanna Sybille Müller

Choreographer, interviewed by Anne Bénichou, professeure (UQAM)

Moving through the archive – In Dialogue (in French)

Hannah Sybille Müller, revolutions (2018)
Photo: Véronique Soucy
In the fall of 2019, the choreographer Hanna Sybille Müller was invited to perform, via contemporary dance, the visual and textual archives of the Galerie UQO produced since its foundation in 2015. The result of this initiative is the project Moving through the archive, which consists of three sections: The dis/embodied archive, Bouncing off the archive and The archive of gestures. This presentation will reflect on the project's first section, The dis/embodied archive for which Müller collected information about five Galerie UQO exhibitions presented between 2015 and 2019 in order to develop choreographies. She will also examine the third section, The archive of gestures, which performs a series of gestures carried out by the staff during their work hours at the Galerie. She will only briefly touch on the second section, Bouncing off the archive, because it is still in production. This presentation is organized into two parts: at first a presentation of a video of excerpts from choreographies, followed by a discussion between Hanna Sybille Müller and Anne Bénichou, who edited the book Ouvrir le document. Enjeux et pratiques de la documentation dans les arts visuels contemporains (2010).

Hanna Sybille Müller is a choreographer, playwright and dancer who lives in Montréal. Her works focuses on language, movement and their interrelations. She is interested in the strange, both magical and ordinary force of language and the body, and in the way they interact. She is currently involved in two new creative projects, Moving through the archive (2021) and Polymorphic Microbe Bodies (2021) in collaboration with Erin Robinsong. She has also developed a social chorography called Soup-text Series. Among her most recent works, one counts revolutions (2018) and transposition (2016). For close to then years, she has collaborated with Eva Meyer-Keller and their performance projects Bauen nach Katastrophen (2009) and Cooking Catastrophes (2011), as well as a video project, Von Menschen gemacht (2010) are still touring on the international stage. As a performer, she has notably worked with Isabelle Schad, Jérôme Bel, Volker März, Martin Nachbar, TWO FISH, deufert&plischke and s-h-i-f-t-s. Hanna studied dance at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie (RDA) and since 2012, she graduated in Media Studies at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).