collective 三 (3)
collective 三 (3) is a multi-disciplinary trio consisting of: Akemi Nagao, Jasmin Schaitl, and William “Bilwa” Costa. The three artists have worked together, in different combinations, since February 2013. As a trio, they began research in March 2014 at Tanzfabrik, Berlin and debuted
movement-sound-action at EchoBücher.
Akemi Nagao (JP) is a Berlin based dancer, improviser and choreographer. She started learn dance since she was three years old, ballet, street dance, soul dance, capoeira, contemporary dance and improvisation dance. Since 2007 she moved to Berlin and started working as a dancer in Germany and Europe. She worked for/with choreographers, Micha Purucker, Louise Wagner and Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz-Zittau and more. She performed at the Radialsystem V Berlin, Folkwang Museum Essen, Theater Habbel am Ufer Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin, in Ruhr Triennale and Kunstfest in Weimar. She started create her pieces since 2011, and she got a scholarship “Kulturtopf Bremerhaven” in 2012, for “A step” worked with a sound artist Michael Tuttle. And had artist in residency at Kaaitheater Living in Brussels selected by workspacebrussels in 2014 and at TATWERK BERLIN, 2013 and 2014 . She got invited as a guest teacher from the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien in April 2014.
William “Bilwa” Costa (US) is an artist who works in the performing, sound, performance, and visual arts contexts. Improvisation and collaboration with other artists are essential elements of his work. He works internationally, generating research, lab, and performance projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together on new interdisciplinary experiments. His musical practice incorporates electro-acoustic improvisation, both solo and ensemble, and composition. Bilwa has performed, led workshops, and been a guest lecturer in N. America, Europe, and Australia.
Jasmin Schaitl (AT) is a live action-based artist. She graduated in 2012 from The University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she wrote her master thesis about representation of performance art. The remnants and outcomes of her performances are important aspects of her work and often culminate in installations. In her durational works, she emphasizes the individual perception of time passing. Instead of constructing narratives, she bases her actions on the simplicity of specific, repetitive, and slow movements. She has performed, exhibited, led workshops, and organized in Europe, Central and South America.