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oslo
I canít quite place it
We to be
No Title
Black
Time has fallen asleep in
     the afternoon sunshine
every now and then
or else nobody will know
Opening
Time will show (detail)
Private collection
 
Faits divers
coffee & cigarette
Opening (the text)
The way/ you move
Stills
 
The Long Piece
Easy Pieces
Artist in Residence


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Lecture/ work presentations
No Title

black
photo by Lilia Mestre

With the 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.


created and performed by Mette Edvardsen
production: 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, Norsk Kulturråd
special thanks to: Heiko Gölzer, Mari Matre Larsen
photo by: Lilia Mestre
graphic design by: Michaël Bussaer


PERFORMANCES:
Theater ITD (Zagreb) 8 December 2017
Kampnagel (Hamburg) 26 August 2017
HEDDA DAGENE, Nasjonalteateret (Oslo) 15, 16, 17 June 2017
Dansehallerne (Copenhagen) 4 April 2017
Skogen (Gothenburg) 18, 19 January 2017
Kristiansand Kunsthall (Kristiansand) 23 October 2016
FICTION/REALITY, Dansehallerne (Copenhagen) 6 + 7 October 2016
Itís a rainy day - Summer University, PAF (St. Erme) 29 August 2016
La noche de los teatros, CA2M (Madrid) 1 April 2016
IT ALL HAPPENS IN YOUR HEAD, Vooruit (Gent) 23 March 2016
Sydney Biennale (Sydney) 19 March 2016
Reykjavik Dance Festival (Reykjavik) 21 November 2015
Festival 4+4 Days in Motion (Prague) 8 October 2015
Retrospektiv, Black Box Teater (Oslo) 3, 6 October 2015
TJCC Festival, Theatre Gennevilliers (Paris) 4 June 2015
Stamsund Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Stamsund) 28 May 2015
STUK (Leuven) 22 April 2015
Seccio Irregular, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) 11 March 2015
NEXT festival, BUDA (Kortrijk) 29 November 2014
Dansefestival Barents (Hammerfest) 8 November 2014
Oktoberdans, BIT (Bergen) 18 October 2014
eXplore Dance Festival (Bucharest) 11 October 2014
MDT (Stockholm) 17, 18 September 2014
Far Festival (Nyon) 15 + 16 August 2014
Live Arts Week III, Xing (Bologna) 11 April 2014
Multipliť dansefestival, Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim) 3, 4 April 2014
Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival, Black Box Teater (Oslo) 19, 20 March 2014
Kaaistudio's (Brussels) 4, 5 February 2014