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Mette Edvardsen

No Title

19. mars –20. mars 2014

NB! Kun få billetter igjen/few tickets left 19/3 19, 20/3 kl 21.00. Lille scene

Norwegian Brussels-based choreographer and performer Mette Edvardsen has developed her own artistic work since 2002 making performances and exploring other media, such as video and books.

 

With the new piece No Title I start out where my last piece ended. In Black I made invisible objects appear by naming them and placing them in space. Having been obsessed with what is here, I now look into what is not as a way of activating and producing thoughts and imaginations. In this new piece I address existence through negation. Once you leave behind that which is not, the perspective opens to all there is instead. 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. It is about things and how things can be there and gone at the same time, and that what defines this is various. It is about things that are gone and about things that remain. 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 what the piece and its making is, what a piece can do, what it is for, what its power and limit could be. 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, a writing that is both additive and subtractive. It is a writing that traces and erases, that moves and halts, that looks at things that are not there and recovers that which is instead. - Mette Edvardsen


Characterized by an economy of means and a sense of detail, her pieces are thoughtful and witty stage events. With her new piece «No Title» she starts out where her last piece ended. In «Black» (2011) 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. In this new piece she addresses existence through negation. Once you leave behind that which is not, the perspective opens to all there is instead. The work continues the play with the possibilities and limits of language, and that of being, in space and in time.

 

Created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen
. Production: duchamps vzw and Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
. Co-production: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, BUDA/ NEXT Festival/ Kortrijk, Teaterhuset Avant Garden/ Trondheim, BIT/ Bergen, Black Box Teater/ Oslo. Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap and Norsk Kulturråd
. Special thanks to: Heiko Gölzer, Mari Matre Larsen
. Photo by: Lilia Mestre
. Graphic design by: Michaël Bussaer.