Rósa Ómarsdóttir

Secondhand Knowledge - research project

This season Moussem supports the research project "Secondhand Knowledge" by the Icelandic choreographer and dancer Rósa Ómarsdóttir.

Where do ideas come from, where do they originate from and how is that knowledge shared? These questions have been asked for centuries. Mark Twain once wrote that “all ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, and used daily by the garnerer with a pride and satisfaction born of the superstition that he originated them”. Perhaps all ideas are secondhand, and how does that translate to knowledge in general? Is there such a thing as first- or secondhand knowledge? These questions were the spark of a research project on dance which Rósa Ómarsdóttir started in 2016 and conducted in the form of interviews and workshops in different places around Europe. Now Rosa wants to extend this project outside of Europe to challenge further the Western/Euro-centric canon of knowledge and history.

Read the text by Rósa Ómarsdóttir on this project

performance / moussem co-production

01/09/18 - 00:00