Tove–Elena
Nicolaysen

My performances and artworks are a celebration of life and has a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. I create from a desire to explore human nature as well as questioning the nature of individual and collective reality.

My intention is to inspire to observation of ourselves and the world around us, to awaken compassion and respect between us as different yet equal human beings.

I seek to recreate the unconscious language through butoh, as traces of raw humanity and life force moving through my body. I recognize the beauty and strength of our fragility as human beings, exposing our structures, instincts and contradictions in a poetic and sincere expression. The result is a physical manifestation; a kind of residue of a process grounded in personal experience, memory and perception.

As an artist, I share and expose my vision to others. This requires rigorous honesty and will to understand my psychological and physical defences adhered through life. So that I can use them as my allies in my work and be fully open and creative.

Art can be as insignificant or pure as life itself.