Nana Francisca Schottländer trained in Denmark, Spain, USA and Japan in contemporary dance, performance and conceptual art. As an independent artist she has created, co-created and performed in more than 40 projects since 2001 – all at the intersection between dance, performance, installation- and conceptual art.
Projects span dance pieces, performance installations, spatial stagings, choreographed events, exposed inhabitations and actions in public spaces. She uses her body as a tool for investigation and creation; a sensuous presence, which communicates directly from body to body and body to world.
Key to her work is mutual exchange and co-creation; Her projects are laboratories for examining life, often site specific, immersive and spanning longer periods of time. Each work has its own logic and is deeply rooted in both theory, literature, acute locational awareness and personal material.
For the past five years she has focused on the co-creational potential of encounters and ‘dialogues’ with other-than-human entities: bonding with rocks, co-creating with fungi and portraying landscapes and natural phenomena through performance and video.