“Keep on Threading or: TITLE” is a study and a site for cones of yarn and a human performer. Laying out yarn for six hours the performance creates situations embracing the labor of the hands (and the mind), the materiality of breath and temporality as net (boredom, excess, ex-centrism). “Keep on Threading or: TITLE” is considered a type of study without learning (Harney/Moten) where people are invited to join the rolling off yarn from the cones or simply sit n’rest n’see / n’have a book or tea / and hang in there for a while. “Keep on Threading or: TITLE” is a continuation of the collaboration of Norwegian visual artist Tina Jonsbu and Jana Unmüßig who met at the summer academy for artistic research in Tromso, Norway, 2015. Since then three performative experiments with different yarn have been presented: THREADS (2015, Tromso), THOUGHTS ON THREADS (2017, Berlin), TWO BODIES IN SPACE (2019, Rovaniemi). Performative durational experiment for one performer with yarn.
Jana Unmüßig, D.A. (dance), has presented her choreographed group works among others at Kampnagel Hamburg, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Zodiak – Center for New Dance Helsinki, Impulstanz Vienna. Since 2015 she focuses mainly on the research side of her artistic doing. She holds a position as post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki. Jana acts as visiting researcher at the Performing Arts Research Center of Teak / Uniarts Helsinki. www.jana-unmussig.com.