Mette Edvardsen — No Title


Dance, performance

Mette Edvardsen
No Title

Past: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM

Printemps des laboratoires aubervilliers 1 grid Printemps des Laboratoires #5 — Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers Du 21 avril au 9 juillet, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers organisent leur Printemps des Laboratoires, Extra Sensory Perception, une succession d'événements qui, fidèles aux habitudes du lieu, font du spectateur un agent actif de la création. Focus sur deux performances qui émailleront cette programmation.

Mette Edvardsen created the piece No Title (2014) as a response, a complement, a mirror image of Black (2011). If in Black she was able to invoke objects, domesticity and events by the repetition of a word, in No title, she makes existing things disappear, things as concepts and, as concepts, to start with, they are actually not “there”. Edvardsen understands her practice as “writing in time and space”, and indeed she adheres to the principle that things exist because they are named, and will cease to exist the moment they are un-named. It is the voice of the speaker that makes things appear and disappear, as if in a magical spell, as in the songlines of Aboriginals. The world, as the stage in Mette Edvardsen’s pieces, is empty, and it is language that is able to structure this world and give it the appearance of reality, reality being just one among many possible hallucinations created by language.

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The artist

  • Mette Edvardsen