- Wednesday Oct 10 / 20:00, Archa Theatre
This visual concert by composer Ingvild Langgård and scenographer Signe Becker may be viewed as a music installation or as an artistic ceremony during which the past is transformed into the future. They find inspiration in mythological tales of rebirth, such as the one about a woman who collected old bones and brought them back to life with her singing.
In the logic of dreams, the magic of theatre, the vibrations of the music, and symbolic gestures, Langgård and Becker discover a way in which to lead the audience to a new way of perceiving and thinking about things, as well as a way of inspiring them and opening new possibilities for projecting the future. The work reflects on subjectivity in the perception of history, whose actual proportions and phases we cannot see, and disputes the patriarchal social system. What if patriarchy is only a brief insertion within a more broadly defined, otherwise organized history? Above all, New Skin is the voice of women – a new voice predicting major changes.
SIGNE BECKER is a scenographer and artist. She has collaborated with organisations such Black Box Teater, Trøndelag Teater, Haugesund Teater, Rogaland Teater, Hordaland Teater, Dramatikkens Hus, Grusomhetens Teater, Teater Avant Garden, Baltic Circle Helsinki, Brageteatret, and Dansens Hus. She has been the scenographer for the Verk Produksjoner theatre group and since 2006, and in 2015, represented Norway at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.
INGVILD LANGGÅRD is a composer and artist. Using the name Phaedra, she has released two albums under the Norwegian avant-garde Rune Grammofon label. Her artistic and performative works may be seen in national museum, galleries, and exhibition spaces (the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Kunstnerforbundet, Lydgalleriet, Akershus Kunstsenter, the Pulse Art Fair (NY), the Armory Show (NY), the ØYA Festival, PIPFEST Oslo, the Munch Museum, the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Kunstbanken, TOU Scene, the Lillehammer Art Museum, and the Haugar Vestfold Art Museum.
No language barrier.
Performance length: 60 min.