Theisen/Pettersen // Digital Technology av Mårten Spångberg
23. okt. kl.21:30
Hvor: Kristiansand Kunsthall
Når: 23. oktober, kl. 20:30
Den svenske koreografen Mårten Spångberg trekker i sine arbeider veksel på referanser fra både scenekunst og billedkunst. Hans 4,5 timer lange forestilling La Substance, but in English hadde premiere på MoMa PS1 i New york, og flere av hans senere forestillinger har hatt varighet og store danseensembler som fellestrekk. Digital Technology er derimot en soloforestilling som ikke varer mer enn en drøy time. Forestillingen er en videreutvikling av Spångbergs solo Slowfall, som hadde sin urpremiere i 2008.
Mårten Spångberg selv skriver:
I don’t want to know what this thing is all about. A little adventure that I do with the audience. Together we can perhaps figure out what’s between the lines and move on in small dances, a bunch of object that animate themselves in companionship with me. It’s a little like talking about a book that we all read but really long ago and remember different things and now they are played again, in front of us but more inside and there is also a quite slow film. A film - like the piece - that’s there more like the television left on without sound. I like television sets that sit there without nobody looking. I image that that’s the time when the TV really enjoys itself, appreciating the images and sequences for what they are not what they show. I have a friend whose name is Juan Dominquez. It’s a name with really nice flow and in the end we eat ice-cream together without speaking to much. That’s so sweet, to enjoy something really good and in silence. If you wait for a while, it is possible to just show up.
Seven years ago a journey started. An adventure taken up to study the secret life of objects. Does the texture of time transform through living in close proximity with objects; not as tools or souvenirs, not as pets or substitutes for loved ones, but as objects, just objects? There’s more to it than that performativity, it’s just grown a little shy, lately.Objects withdraw. As one grows older ones future decreased, second by second. At some point the past catches up with ones future. To live with the experience that one’s future lies behind is to cope with loneliness.Digital Technology is a meditation in the company of objects, a feed of impressions that comes to an end and there we are and it’s nothing special, ok?
With and by: Mårten Spångberg
With a film by James Benning
Supported by The Swedish Art Council, The Swedish Arts Grants CommitteeCo-produced by MDT Stockholm, PAF