Livre d'images sans images
En lys sommers usigelige smerte
Suppose a Room
Penelope sleeps
It could be that the saddest thing
     is not knowing that one is sad
Music For Lectures/ Every word
     was once an animal
I can’t quite place it
We to be
No Title
Time has fallen asleep in
     the afternoon sunshine
every now and then
or else nobody will know
Time will show (detail)
Private collection
Faits divers
coffee & cigarette
Artist in Residence
The way/ you move
Light Shade Shade
The Appendixes #1–4
Livre d’images sans images (LP)
one continuous line or a thought
     that dissolves into the distance
Not Not Nothing
Time has fallen asleep in
     the afternoon sunshine
Afternoon Editions
Objects 2002 - 2015
We to be
every now and then
Time will show (detail)
Varamo Press
Time has fallen asleep in
     the afternoon sunshine

Black (2011)

photo by Gaetano Cammarota

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.

created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen
production: Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
co-produced by: Black Box teater/ Oslo, Work Space/ Brussels
in collaboration with: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, Vooruit/ Gent, Netwerk/ Aalst
supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis & Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris) 12 June 2023
Ob/scene (Seoul) 19, 20 November 2022
Amant (New York) 20 April 2022
34th São Paulo Biennale (São Paulo) 4 September 2021
Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival, Black Box teater (Oslo) 14 March 2021
Moveable Types, Witte de With (Rotterdam) 8 February 2020
El Gran Vidrio (Córdoba) 24 November 2019
XII Jornadas (Buenos Aires) 22 November 2019
Friends with Books, Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin) 21 September 2019
Monoplay (Zadar) 20 August 2019
ESTUDIOS, Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid) 16 January 2019
Idiorhytmias, MACBA (Barcelona) 3 May 2018
IMIR (Stavanger) 23 September 2017
HEDDADAGENE, Nationaltheatret (Oslo) 15, 16, 17 June 2017
Stamsund Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Stamsund) 3 June 2017
Dansehallerne (Copenhagen) 4 April 2017
Tramway (Glasgow) 18, 19 November 2016
IT ALL HAPPENS IN YOUR HEAD, Vooruit (Gent) 23 March 2016
Reykjavik Dance Festival (Reykjavik) 21 November 2015
Retrospektiv, Black Box teater (Oslo) 1, 6 October 2015
Indigo Dance 2 - Summer University PAF (St. Erme) 23 August 2015
STUK (Leuven) 22 April 2015
Monty (Antwerp) 27 + 28 November 2014
eXplore Dance Festival (Bucharest) 11 October 2014
MDT (Stockholm) 17, 18 September 2014
Outside of Black Box and White Cube, Kunstmuseum (Liechtenstein) 10 May 2014
Black Box/White Cube, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid) 27 March 2014
Spider Event (Zagreb) 21 November 2013
Critical Path (Sydney) 17 November 2013
12th Biennale de Lyon 19 October 2013
To the north from here - Teatr-Akcje (Suwalki) 2 August 2013
Seccio Irregular - Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) 24 April 2013
4 Days - Arnolfini (Bristol) 19 January 2013
Statens Scenekunstskole (Copenhagen) 3 December 2012
Kaaitheaterstudio's (Brussels) 20 November 2012
Frascati (Amsterdam) 1, 2 November 2012
Dance Umbrella (London) 5, 6 October 2012
Batard - Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim) 14, 15 September 2012
Fondation Cartier (Paris) 10 September 2012
In-Presentable, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) 20 June 2012
Dublin International Dancefestival (Dublin) 15, 16 May 2012
OKNO - Teatr Kana (Szczecin) 5 November 2011
Jerusalem Show - Al-Ma'Mal Foundation (Jerusalem) 25 October 2011
Netwerk (Aalst) 21 October 2011
Basement (Brighton) 7 October 2011
F.I.S.Co. 11 - Xing (Bologna) 10 April 2011
MDT (Stockholm) 26, 27 March 2011
Marstrand vol.III, Black Box teater (Oslo) 4, 5 March 2011
Performatik - Kaaitheaterstudio’s (Brussels) 24 February 2011