Peter Mills (SE) 23.02.87 better known as PETER (Stateless), who defines art as that which facilitates a space, a gap within the system, within social norms, which produces a dubitability of the state of things and allows a collective of persons to silently agree, not presume, assume or count on, but expect difference. PETER creates spaces which expand the creative process from initiation to documentation, by use of fundamental methods investigating the emergence of choice, perception and action, to refine the creative process by facilitating individual definitions, which are attuned to a subjective interpretation of a situation, providing direct democracy, action and agency.
Educated in dance from a young age, PETER has encountered and worked with ephemeral things with a critical mind challenging definition and objectivity. This led PETER on an adventurous path within highly narrative expressions of dance, movement and action, within musical theatre, physical theatre and performance art. PETER has come to play with the question of what differs from the fictional representation within an art object and the representations of reality, the absence of truth or the intangible experience through the disappearance of movement. This has become PETER’s place of investigation through intensive research in Glasgow, experimentation via performance in UK, Germany and Sweden and critical studies in Stockholm. PETER is in a place where experimentation, investigation and adventure of reality is being facilitated for the spectator and practitioner through artistic knowledge production. Based in Stockholm and adventuring with Dansens Hus, Emma Tolander and ÖFA collective, Frederic Gies (DOCH), No Borders Stockholm, Aktion mot Deportation (Action against deportation), Simon Vincenzi, Tim Spooner, Myriam Van Imshoot , Litó Walkey, Benjamin Pohlig, Michiel Vandeveld, Paz Rojo, Love Källman, MA Teak (FI), MDT Stockholm, MAKOR DOCH and more.
Abridged CV/Peter Mills
-Philosophy in the context of Art (15 credits) at the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) 2016.
-Choreographic practices in performing arts for babies and children, Dans och Cirkus Högskolan, 7,5 credits
-Dans och Cirkus Högskolan (DOCH), MFA/choreography, 2014
-Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, BA/dance, 2009
-Margaret Howard Theatre College, Diploma/musical theatre, 2006
PETER, raum Xing(IT) 2017
PETER, 1987-2017 MDT Stockholm(SE) 2017
Den Kosmiska Havsträdsgårdspassagen, (2-18 months) Salto Hässelholm, Upplandsbro komun, 2018 scenkonst17 Stockholm, Dansstationen Malmö, Hässelholm, Åstorp, Trelleborg, Lund, Tomelilla, Bromölla, Wånas, Vittsjö, Örkelljunga 2017, Valfisken, Simrishamn 2016
PETER, in labour for consideration, Nikki Kane, Body at work, Rebecca Hilton Encounter, Stockholm Uniarts, ABFHUSET Stockholm, Rebecca Hilton Encounter, Stockholm Uniarts(SE) 2017.
PETER, (6mins) Kafe44, That fucking Anarchist variety show, 2017, Display:festival 2015, Kungliga Opearn Stockholm,(SE) 2015
PETER, Fuck you!, I won’t do what you tell me, Kunst Vardo, RAM Galleri, Oslo(NO) 2016
PETER,(20mins) Bodies of Evidence, Stockholm, Uniarts(SE) 2016
LYN, A performance for the dead of night, Stockholm(SE) 2016
RACHEL, A performance for the dead of night, Portland(US) 2015
GABRIELLA, A performance for the dead of night, Stockholm(SE) 2015
The great beyond project, WELD (SE), Autumn 2015
PETER,(Bearly there) Sunday Run-up, ccap(SE) 2015
PETER, (Reflective Nebular) MARC (SE), residencial performance, October 2014/January 2015
PETER, (48 hours) MDT Stockholm, April 2014
Reformulation Handbook, Dansens Hus, Dans<3 (SE), December 2013
20 minutes, Basement (SE), May 2013
No Choice, Don’t Watch This, Frisch Eingetroffen (DE), Play With Me, Monks Gallery, A Working Title Festival, Circuit Festival, Creative Lab/Dance House Glasgow (UK), 2011/2012
Campaign for Comfort, Tramway (UK), Stereo Glasgow/Garterstitch (UK), 2011
Bodies of Evidence, Stockholm, Uniarts Stockholm, 2016
Emma and Peter’s discussion game and café, ÖFA, BAS Bandhagen Stockholm, , 2013