Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Jija Sohn & Aleksandra Lemm

Landing on Feathers

Shortfilm: Film screening & aftertalk and sharing practice
English spoken, English subtitles
Duration: 1h30
Location: Budascoop zaal 1
Tickets: €10 | €6 (-26/artists & professionals) | CUBO | UiTPAS


Landing on Feathers, is a poetic short film, portraying human relationships through transparent communication and care within most intimate and close surroundings. The film opens the question of care and the dichotomy between ability/disability – caretaker and care receiver and where self-care takes its position.

Landing on Feathers is a documen-tation of human relationships, based on transparent communication and care for one another, in most intimate and close surroundings. In the film Jija Sohn and Aleksandra Lemm share their confrontation with limitations and challenges of their day to day lives, without excluding its inherent mundanity and rawness. They use performative tools to transcend and transform these challenges and to evoke a sense of playfulness and creativity. The artistic aspiration becomes a learning process, in which they start to recognise and question their own limitations on how they see dance, abilities, docility and how they look at the moving versus the still body.

The film is a starting point of our further artistic and social development and current project:Landing on Feathers – rehearsing the not yet(2022-23). After the screening they invite the audience to encounter in their embodiment practice that leads toward a conversation around care within our lives today.

Co-presentation in the frame of Caring is Sharing.
With the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden Schouwburg Kortrijk AZ Groeninge

Jija Sohn is an (JP/KR) artist based in Amsterdam. For over three years now she has been dedicating her work and practice to exploration of human connections and relations which recently resulted in three community-based projects – Lands of Concert (2019-21), Phantom Travels (2021) and Landing on Feathers – Rehearsing the Not Yet (2022-). These projects become her way to look inside human nature, recognising and embracing both the imperfections and strengths, transforming them into an intimate portrait of how we are as people.

Aleksandra Lemm (PL) is an Amsterdam based performance artist and therapist. In 2015 Aleksandra graduated from the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. In her artistic work she has been developing practice that questions the notion of authority, control, and power in relation to the performer’s body and its surroundings. Her works include Rave (2015) nominated by IT’s Festival in Amsterdam, BLUE (2018) and Tipping Point (2020) both supported by ICK and Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), and the most recent project Landing on Feathers (2021).

Play dates

  • Jija Sohn
  • Jija Sohn

CONCEPT Jija Sohn, Aleksandra Lemm / MOVEMENT RESEARCH Jija Sohn and Aleksandra Lemm in collaboration with Elmer Kouwenberg , Nica Roses, Lorenzo Bacchin / VIDEOGRAPHY, COLORING, EDITING Lorenzo Bacchin assisted by Eori Wakakuwa, Jija Sohn and Aleksandra Lemm / MUSIC COMPOSER Abel Kroon / ADVISER Nienke Rooijakkers / LIGHT ADVISOR Vinny Jones / PRODUCED BY PLAN (NL), Dans Brabant (NL) / SPECIAL THANKS TO Brakke Grond (BE/NL) & Arp: (BE)

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