With the new piece No Title I start out where my last piece ended. In Black I made invisible objects appear by naming them and placing them in space. Having been obsessed with what is here, I now look into what is not as a way of activating and producing thoughts and imaginations. In this new piece I address existence through negation. Once you leave behind that which is not, the perspective opens to all there is instead. The work continues the play with the possibilities and limits of language, and that of being, in space and in time. No Title is about how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. It is about how memory and imagination blur. It is about things and how things can be there and gone at the same time, and that what defines this is various. It is about things that are gone and about things that remain. No Title is about the awareness that all things are impermanent and that nothing lasts forever. It is about things that have gone before their time and things that never quite disappear. It is about what the piece and its making is, what a piece can do, what it is for, what its power and limit could be. It is about the gap between a world and our ideas of it, the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there. No Title is a writing in space, a writing that is both additive and subtractive. It is a writing that traces and erases, that moves and halts, that looks at things that are not there and recovers that which is instead. - Mette Edvardsen
Koreograf og utøver Mette Edvardsen har gjestet Black Box Teater flere ganger tidligere, sist med det kritikerroste og vakre prosjektet «time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine» der publikum kunne låne sin egen «levende» bok. Hun har jobbet internasjonalt innen scenekunstfeltet gjennom flere år og utforsker også andre medier som video og bøker. Edvardsen utvikler stadig nye prosjekter, både under eget navn og i samarbeid med andre kunstnere.
NB! Onsdag 19/3 kl 22.00 Kunstnermøte: Marco Berrettini og Mette Edvardsen
Av og med: Mette Edvardsen. Produksjon: Helga Duchamps/duchamps vzw & Mette Edvardsen/Athome. Co-produksjon: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, BUDA/ NEXT Festival/ Kortrijk, Teaterhuset Avant Garden/ Trondheim, BIT/ Bergen, Black Box Teater/ Oslo. Støttet av: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Norsk Kulturrådâ€¨. Takk til: Heiko Gölzer, Mari Matre Larsenâ€¨. Foto: Lilia Mestreâ€¨. Grafisk design: Michaël Bussaer.