They seem insignificant but they are myriad; insistent in their control over us: correction, possession, ownership, labelling, shame, our house debt or our fucking monthly insurance payments. They impact slowly upon our bodies. Like our memories or our experiences which are out of reach, like a cicatrix on our elbow.
Death by a thousand cuts.
But what if the cuts are instead a slash (/) hovering there between two binaries? Image/reality, male/female, inclusion/exclusion, individual/collective, intimacy/alienation, sincerity/insincerity. And what if the / was not a border, a difference, a separation?
ONLY FOREVER is a hybrid performance project built from an interdisciplinary, collective structure by harnessing a range of (un)orthodox strategies including emergent pattern formation and self-organisation, addressing the ambiguity of authorship.
It is an interaction between dance and imagery that exploits the tension between constant flux and the urge to produce fixed, stable facts.
ONLY FOREVER invites us through this permeable membrane of inside/outside, audience/performer, image/reality, generating a slippage between false binaries and inhabiting a world of infinite redefinition and recombination.
So the boundaries are not only permeable - but the opposites must travel through and across those boundaries. They are, in fact, not boundaries at all. They are containers, they are the frame, the filter, the proscenium.
We are comfortably inhabiting the /. It’s in us. It is us.
I’m looking at you/you’re looking at me.
Look at me/don’t look at me.
Josefin Jussi Andersson
Trine Lise Moe
Aslak Aune Nygård
premiered October 20th,2018
black box teater
Photo: Yaniv Cohen
Photo: Johannes L. F. Sunde
Photo: Yaniv Cohen
Photo: Johannes Laukeland Fester Sunde
The project is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council.