Performing New Europe

Mette Edvardsen (NOR)

No Title

  • SZENE Salzburg
©Lilia Mestre
©Lilia Mestre

In her solo No Title Mette Edvardsen is interested in how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. She talks about things that are gone and things that remain and about the awareness that all things are impermanent and that nothing lasts forever. No Title asks what the piece and its making is, what a piece can do, what it is for, and what its power and limit could be. It is about the gap between a world and our ideas of it, the unbridgeable gap between thought and experience, between here and there. No Title is writing in space, a writing that is both additive and subtractive. It is a writing that traces and erases, that moves and halts: a writing that looks at things that are not there and recovers that which is instead.

Alongside choreography and performance the Brussels-based Norwegian artist Mette Edvardsen is primarily interested in literature. For almost twenty years she has developed her own individual works that have impressed through their application of intelligence and logic. In 2014, she was part of Sommerszene with Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine, in which she paid homage to the culture of listening.

In English.

Creation & Performance: Mette Edvardsen
Production: Mette Edvardsen/Athome
Koproduction: Kaaitheater Brüssel, BUDA/NEXT Festival Kortrijk, Teaterhuset Avant Garden Trondheim, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Black Box teater Oslo
Supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschap and Norsk kulturråd