Pole dancing on the roof of the Nordic House
The Berlin born artist FRZNTE combines performative, choreographic, and sculptural elements in her pole performances, often referencing the architectural context.
A lot of people couldn't believe their eyes yesterday when they noticed a pole dancer on the top of the roof of the Nordic House in the University area in Reykjavík. Apparently, pole dancing is not a new subject at the University, but the dancing today was a part of an art installation called "Spinning rooftops" and the artist is FRNZTE. The installation is a cooperation between the Goethe Institute and the Nordic House.
The curators for this installation are Arnbjörg María Daníelsen and Thomas Schaupp. The pole dancing will be repeated today at 2 PM.
Referencing architectural and social context
On the website for the installation it says:
" FRZNTE is an East Berlin-born DJ, Pole Performer and Cultural Producer who combines performative, choreographic, and sculptural elements in her pole performances, often referencing the architectural context. Her body looping and moving around the pole becomes a kinetic sculpture and gesture of empowerment. The mostly scantily clad body is by no means merely for effect. Rather, it is a means to an end. And the naked skin acts as glue between body and pole. In FRZNTE's performances, she combines pole-dancing with tech-noir aesthetics creating a mesmerizing visual experience that celebrates the human body and elevates female empowerment."
People were a bit taken aback at first seeing a pole dancer on the top of the roof of the Nordic House yesterday.