Manon Santkin (SE/BE)
Manon Santkin (1982) is a free-lance artist. She works between Brussels and Stockholm. Within the field of the Performing Arts, she operates as a dancer, choreographer, artistic advisor, process assistant and writer. She graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2004.
She has been collaborating with choreographers Mette Ingvartsen, Salva Sanchis, Xavier Leroy, Sidney Leoni and many others. She also develops projects with sound artist Peter Lenaerts and with designer Nicolas Couturier. Manon regularly takes part in the processes of other artists as a mentor, advisor or dramaturge and sees her role as an interpreter morphing into that of a facilitator of collaborative processes.
At BUDA, she’ll be working at New Measuring Rites’ a metric utopia about how things relate to one another and how they matter to us. The central question: can we alter our conception of the world by changing which information we pay attention to? Comparing things and trying to convert them into one another is something humans started to do a really long time ago. Today, measurements are omnipresent in our daily lives. We use them as shared references for exchange and communication. But which narratives do they imply? And which stories do they tell? The keywords for this residency: #ecology #measurement #interpretation
For New Measuring Rites, Manon Santkin will collaborate with Maeva Cunci, Pavle Heidler, Moritz Frischkorn, Sidney Leoni and Lieven Dousselaere.