water fills the body
the body no longer a container for thoughts
meandring slowly like lava
flooding and blasting the borders

close to water - it becomes the space



Phot. & layout Fredrik Wretman, 2013



The Swedish artist Fredrik Wretman and the Polish butoh dancer TO-EN, create a unique project. Wretman’s installation "Hikarimuji" at NOT QUITE art center in Sweden, comes to life again out of a winter sleep. However taking on an entirely different form.
A dancing body, the butoh artist TO-EN, becomes a part of the installation and performs inside the mirrored space. Water with its beauty, tempting and dangerous, provides a spring for TO-EN's dance. The dancer’s body – the butoh body, merges with Fredrik Wretman’s water room.




Installation Dance
Fredrik Wretman TO-EN




Thanks to Krzysztof Pajka.












Fredrik Wretman

Fredrik Wretman works with installations, objects and sculptures. Projections, reflexions and mirror-images are his tools as well as his media. The installations are often large, meditative rooms filled with a reflective surface made of water that combine a sense of myth and the awareness of the present...

Grzegorz Matląg (Maldoror)

Fashion designer, creator of "Maldoror" brand. He has designed costumes for dance performances, video clips and concert tours. He is famous for using unusual textiles in his collections as well as recycling.





Phot. 1-3 Martin Gustavsson, 2013