RECENT WORKS

FOSSIL  (2019) 
BASED ON ANIMAL REMAINS AND MUSEUM TOPOGRAPHY AT THE BERLIN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

FOSSIL is based on the fossilized and preserved animal remains staged within Berlin's Natural History Museum. Created in collaboration with Venezuelan dancer Orlando Rodriguez, FOSSIL is predicated on using museum topography and the forms of extinct and contemporaneous lifeforms to create detailed choreography with affective and kinetic resonances. 

GARDEN (2018) 
BASED ON PLANT BODIES AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE EDWARDIAN GARDEN AT THE TORONTO SPADINA MUSEUM 

Garden is based on the topography and species distribution of the formal garden located behind the Manor at the Spadina Museum. Working with Wendy Woodworth, head gardener at the Museum, Immer participated in the labour of maintaining the garden while familiarizing ourselves with its layout and biological composition -absorbing information about the history and design from Wendy, and

kinaesthetic, visual, auditory and tactile sensations from our experience with the garden itself.

 

ARCHE (2018)
BASED ON THE ANIMAL BODIES AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE BERLIN ZOO
ARK (2016)
BASED ON THE ANIMAL BODIES AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE TORONTO ZOO

 

ARK and ARCHE are poetic chronological condensations of somatic “journeys” through

zoological gardens organised around the diverse bodies and movements of foreign and familiar invertebrates, fish, lizards, reptiles, birds and mammals. The preliminary structures for the works were determined by the actual “human” numerous trails, exhibits and buildings at the zoo and choreographic gestures and movements were determined by the dancer’s sensorial impressions of the over 800 species housed at both institutions. The pieces unfold in chronological order, with entrances and exits from the zoo being the beginnings and ends of both of the pieces; the content of the works is determined primarily by the space and beings encountered in the real world and the dances materialise as continual shiftings between contrasting bodily states varying in scale, power, speed, dimension and direction.