Playing with time, scale, rhythm and repetition, three performers create temporary formations investigating folding rituals found in domestic, military, and religious situations. During 3-hour periods, and over 3 days, the three performers will fold and unfold fabric, creating and manipulating lines, divisions, and figural compositions in response to the Plaza. Repeating the act of folding, but repeating it differently and in different combinations, the action will continue and be reinvented again and again for the three hours.
The performance trio Grodin&Tonning&Hollænder are trying to explore how collective actions, movement, and the collaborative handling of objects and materials, create a tension between the accidental and the rehearsed. In Folds they are investigating the actual labor of the repeated action of folding, its tacit knowledge, but also the different cultural and historical rituals attached to the action.
Folds was shown as part of Formations, which was a 7 Day Experimental Performance Event curated by D. Chase Angier & Serge von Arx 7-13 June 2019 Plaza of the Industrial Palace (Prague Exhibition Grounds) as part of Prague Quadrennial 2019.