Tuesday 15th August
Vitlycke - Centre for Performing Arts
Black + No title
Duration: ca. 25/40 minutes
Movie – 9 Evenings: Robert Whitman, Two Holes of Water 3
Two acclaimed solo performances by well-established and internationally active Norwegian performer, based between Brussels and Oslo.
BLACK is a solo performance about making things appear. The space is empty. There are no things. Through spoken words and movements in space a world will become visible, where the performer is the mediator between the audience and what is there. It is a play in time and space where only the body is physically present, performing actions and handling invisible objects, constantly trying to bridge the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there.
NO TITLE With the piece No Title, Mette starts out where her last piece ended. In Black she made invisible objects appear by naming them and placing them in space. Having been obsessed with what is here, she now looks into what is not as a way of activating and producing thoughts and imaginations. She addresses existence through negation. The work continues the play with the possibilities and limits of language, and that of being, in space and in time. No Title is about how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. It is about how memory and imagination blur. No Title is about the awareness that all things are impermanent and that nothing lasts forever. It is about things that have gone before their time and things that never quite disappear. It is about the gap between a world and our ideas of it, the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there. No Title is a writing in space, that is both additive and subtractive, that traces while erasing