ELEGY

 

 

Nordic Art Today, Loft project ETAGI, St. Petersburg, 4. November-11. December 2011

An interactive performance without words.

The performance space was a copy of a section of a Russian hospital corridor, furnished with a bench from a local hospital. Behind the door, was a sound installation which was triggered via floor pressure points, activated by the audience. The sound sequence was of a woman giving birth, compressed into seven minutes. We hear the first indications of contractions, and follow the water breaking and the baby’s first cry. The performance had a circular dramaturgy.

 

Photo: Goksøyr & Martens