Björn Säfsten

Fictional Copies
photographer: Björn Säfsten

Lecture Performance



Björn Säfsten is a Swedish choreographer based in Stockholm. He created his first work “The adaption” in 2006 and has since continued to create choreographic concepts in various contexts, through Säfsten Production, and through commissions.

In the work and practice of choreographer Björn Säfsten, the body and the mind and its connected actions are scrutinized, dissected, and exposed. The focus is often to research how different methods of thinking patterns can alter the way we move. The choreography at hand is seen as a result of a dialog between each performer’s movement heritage and the choreographic proposition. The physical practice exposes images that result from a certain physical action, often attempting to transform its possible representations. The work takes visual twists and turns, often molding itself while being performed, establishing itself anew each time for each audience encounter. We aim to expose physical dilemmas, deliberately creating situations where the performer’s thoughts are revealed, opened up to the viewer. The work fools around with the notion of language – striving to confuse and divert the viewer from the regularity of bodily reading. The body is seen as a multiplex of wills, desires, and directions, moving away from the notion of a bodily and mental entity. The exact texture of the singular movement stands at the core of the work. Learn more about the artist here.

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