Delta – An Ocean Call

3.11 at 17:00 //FREE, no reservation




Brussel release and coming together of Delta – An Ocean Call 

Delta – An Ocean Call in collaboration with rile*, a publication on water histories, narratives and practices published and co-edited by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka/PAM. Water both divides and merges, varies and manifests in different shapes and structures, creating different relationships with its surroundings. As a transformative material, could one say that water has a different kind of logic, another kind of dance? In this publication, contributors Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Paul Maheke, Axel Andersson, Sindri Runudde, Vibeke Hermanrud, Elly Vadseth, Daniela Bershan, Sabrina Seifried, D.N.A. (Dina El Kaisy Friemuth, Neda Sanai and Anita Beikpour), Every Ocean Hughes, Adham Hafez, Pontus Pettersson, and Alice MacKenzie share their multi-layered practices, writings, memories and scores on water, designed by Sara Kaaman. Inviting you to submerge!

Departing from the liquid narratives in the Delta publication, this release and coming together will activate the publication together with an invited guest.


Joining us for the delta release is Spanish sound artist Hara Alonso with her Rain Room, and local artist Sirah Foigel Bruthman with the methodology QUESTIONS.


Delta – An Ocean Call is funded

by The Swedish arts council and The Nordic Culture Fund. Special thanks to MARC.

Touring made possible with support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Helge

Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.


A publication launched in collaboration with rile*.




On the same day at 21:00,  Pontus Pettersson will also present his solo A dog called drama

Delta is a series of coming togethers, a place where choreographic and performative work

 can be shared and exercised, a place to share work by doing the work. Body to body, bodies, and body. A container for participatory projects, dancing, exchange, and choreographic inquiries. Delta functions as a participatory space, where an invited guest share the choreographic intention and inquiry on the floor (not on stage). A space for people to explore their bodies and move together, as individuals and collective.

Delta is organized by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka/PAM

Izabella Borzecka / PAM:

PAM is an independent, non-profit organization based in Stockholm, initiated by Izabella Borzecka. PAM operates as a nomadic, curatorial platform for experimental publishing, art, and movement-based practices operating in different locations, spaces, and constellations – as a library, publisher, and organizer. Through cross-disciplinary projects, publications, workshops, readings and other artistic and discursive program formats, PAM strives to nurture alternative modes of disseminating movement-based art practices. PAM is currently

 supported by the Swedish Arts Council, Kulturbryggan, Nordic Culture Fund, and Ideell Kulturallians.

Pontus Pettersson

Pontus Pettersson is a Swedish choreographer and artist based in Stockholm working in the

 intersection of visual arts, the expanded field of choreography and contemporary dance. Petterssons unique style is always a mix of practices and genres, where text, objects, sculptures, and choreographic instructions are always a part of the whole piece.

 The work ranges from fortune telling, cat practicing, writing poetry, making festivals to dancing. Pontus received his MFA in choreography at Uniarts in 2014, and a second one in visual arts at Konstfack 2018. Pontus is an affiliated artist at Weld in Stockholm

rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings… rile* is the base word for silence in Láadan, a feminist constructed language developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter language’s limitations to those who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.

Global Majority/
BIPOC separatist evening

The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020