METTE EDVARDSEN (OSLO/BRUSSELS) - OSLO
the writing extends into the whole theatre space, multiplying the voices, the actions, the moments, the imaginations – the things and the beings
WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATION
Wednesday 15th november at 19:30 // Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargötu 12, 101 Reykjavík // English // 60 minutes
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With this new piece Mette continues the process of writing that she has developed in previous works. In the trilogy Black (2011), No Title (2014) and We to be (2015), she explored the possibilities and limits of language and how this extends into real space. The access to imagination took place through language, and the closeness to the audience developed with the writing. With oslo she aims at another way of generating presence and imagination, where not only the performer on stage is central to what is taking place. This time the writing extends into the whole theatre space, multiplying the voices, the actions, the moments, the imaginations – the things and the beings.
The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. With a base in Brussels since 1996 she has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects, and develops her own work since 2002. She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer. A retrospective of her work was presented at Black Box theatre in Oslo in 2015. She is currently a research fellow at Oslo Arts Academy.
created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen
in collaboration with: Mari Matre Larsen et al.
music composed by: Matteo Fargion
light design: Bruno Pocheron
production assistant: Maya Wilsens
production: Mette Edvardsen/Athome, Manyone vzw
co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Black Box Teater (Oslo), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), BIT – Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Skogen (Gothenburg)
supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Norwegian Artistic Research Program – Oslo National Academy of the Arts, APAP network (EU)
This project has been funded by apap - Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union