METTE EDVARDSEN: BLACK
Concept and performance: Mette Edvardsen
Production: Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
Co-produced by: Black Box teater/ Oslo, Work Space/ Brussels
On collaboration with: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, Vooruit/ Gent, Netwerk/ Aalst
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo by: Gaetano Cammarota
Duration: 30 minutes
BLACK is a solo performance about making things appear. The space is empty. There are no things. Through spoken words and movements in space a world will become visible, whereas the performer is the mediator between the audience and what is there. It is a play in time and space where only the body is physically present, performing actions and handling invisible objects, constantly trying to bridge the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there.
METTE EDVARSEN is situated within the performing arts field as a choreographer and performer. Although some of her works explore other media or other formats, such as video, books and writing, her interest is always in their relationship to the performing arts as a practice and a situation. With a base in Brussels since 1996 she has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for a number of companies and projects, and develops her own work since 2002.