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Connected Matters

Collaboration and Care in Nana Francisca Schottländer’s Bodyscaping


  • Solveig Gade


This article is preoccupied with the dramaturgies and collaborations between human and more-than-human agents in contemporary eco-performance. Putting Anna Tsing’s concept of contamination as collaboration as well as Maria Puig de la Bellacasa’s notion of care time into dialogue with theatre and performance studies, the article investigates Danish choreographer Nana Fransisca Schottländer’s performance Bodyscaping, arguing that contemporary eco-performance does not only represent, but also practice care.


Solveig Gade

Solveig Gade, Ph.D. and dramaturge, is associate professor at The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Copenhagen. Recent publications include the book
(W)archives: Archival Imaginaries, War, and Contemporary Art (co-edited with Daniela Agostinho, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, and Kristin Veel), 2020, Sternberg Press. She is currently working on a book project entitled Documenting War. She is Co-PI in the Velux-funded collective research project Oikos: Crisis and Care in the 21st Century.


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