Bouncing Narratives is a jumbled mess—a playful wash of images, sounds, and movements that elicits the fine line of pure joy and trauma narratives. It centers around a trauma that cannot be expressed in words, and it bounces back again and again.
Using minimal and repetitive vocabulary, bouncing and sliding, nuances of rhythm and speed become the main components of a performative act that animates the installation and drives towards a trance-like intensity. In this interdisciplinary collaborative project, we propose a space to animate the alienated body, the vulnerable self of a “monster identity” and the gap between the self and the “other”.
Following its premiere at SALT, the installation will be placed in multiple locations in public spaces. This physical displacement is meant as a way to resist a dominant narrative and monologue. Each time Bouncing Narratives moves, the narrative will shift, a phenomenon that is taken to its extreme fantasy territory.
Roza Moshtaghi - Choreographer/concept
Shahrzad Malekian - Artist/concept
Lykourgos Porfyris - Sound artist/Poster
Gerd Kaisa Vorren - Performer
Trine Lise Moe - Performer
Carl Nilssen Love - Assisting scenographer
Shiva Sherveh - Costume designer
Martin Myrvold - Light designer
Julie Olsen - Producer
Josh Lake - Documentation
Premiered June 14,2018
Abundance International Dance Festival
Dansenett Norge (no), 2021
Photo: Johannes L. F. Sunde
The project is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council, KORO(Kunst i Offentlig Rom) and Oslo Kommune