-is the current collaboration with dancer, performer and choreographer Ida-Elisabeth Larsen. So far the duo has 2 shorter works in progress (see video’s below) and they are off to Buenos Aires in the Autumn 2012 for a 1 month residency at Residencia Artistica Habitantes where they will continue their work.
BACK TO LIMBO
THIS IS NO PUPPET SHOW
I speak – they re-enact
The work is an exploration of how to construct and play with meaning when text meets auditory and visual disturbances on stage. The central element and point of departure is a loop machine that functions both as a live element, through which text is accumulated and deconstructed by the performer on stage, and as a documenting element with its perpetual repetitions of what is recorded throughout the entire performance. Thus the loop machine in many ways became an evolving and performative organism in itself.
The performance is based on written statements and text excerpts from different philosophers, playwrights and writers and the texts excerpts are to a certain extent disjointed in meaning as they come from different sources. Added visual and performative aspects the fragmented landscape slowly assembles into a phrased performance and constructs a common frame of understanding.
Text and performance by Nicolas Bourriaud, Tatsumi Hijikata, Peter Handke, Mina Loy, Faris and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg
Developed at: Spot On – choreographic platform
Video documentation from Overgaden 29th of April 2012:
THIS IS NO PUPPET SHOW – BUT A CONSTRUCTION SITE
at Den Frie, Centre for Contemporary Art, August 2011
This performance was an elaboration on the work with the text and loopmachine and here I dealt with only one text which I had written myself. During the performance the text was dissected by recording it only one word at a time in an abstract order. This took away the possibility of deriving any meaning from the collection of words until all was recorded and one could recognize an assembled meaning. I would add physical actions that referred to the given collection of words and in this way there would slowly be build a visual story, which directed the meaning of the text at every cycle of repetition.
MANUAL FOR BETTER GAMES
In Manual for Better Games the performers are being guided live, through a youtube video, to make a scenographical setting in which new rooms and possibilities are created. The audience will step by step be following this simple actions development on the stage.
1. Pick any web video lesson
2. Apply devices to a different subject
3. Switch off the computer and play
Performance and concept: Marie-Louise Stentebjerg & Amelie Marneffe – Light: Anders Rasmussen – Light ass.: Silje Rosengren – Administration: Hanne Svejstrup at Projektcentret – Dansens Hus – Supported by: Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Codaspace, Cph., La Malterie –Lille, FR.
A performance made in collaboration with Amelié Marneffe. It premiered at Dansescenen’s Lille Carl at DANSEhallerne in Copenhagen 14th of Oct. 2010 as part of a double program with IDAPERFORMS.