”pretty/shitty” meditates on nostalgia and its opposite in technology, making memory movements and attempting to erase everything that has come before and been recorded. It turns out that ’the good old times’ are not so good anymore.
Our innocence is missing, and by looking back we are trying to remember what we lost on the way. It is real, it is fake, I am you, and he is her. Concerned with everyone’s obsession of documenting their everyday life, and the feeling of a need to cling on to what just happened. Is it possible to create a nostalgia for the present?
1. Time is relative to the observer, and history is bunk. Suck it.
If you are so afraid of repeating things, why do them in the first place. Suck it.
Nostalgia is my terror, and the terrorists are winning. Suck it.
2. Telegram from tomorrow. Stop.
If I rub my naked feet together, I think of her. Stop.
If I put my naked feet from under my cover I think of him. Stop
I sleep in my socks, that way I am protected from my memories. Stop Stop Stop
Biograph-last year was pretty/shitty by Iver Findlay/Marit Sandsmark with Pål Asle Pettersen and Joe Truman in collaboration/conversation with Young Jean Lee, Ruud van den Akker, Victor Morales and Claudia La Rocco. Iver Findlay is a theatre and video artist with a background working with American theatre companies such as Collapsable Giraffe, Wooster Group and Radiohole. He is now based in Norway. Marit Sandsmark is a Stavanger-based choreographer and performer, who along with Findlay is the force behind the company Findlay/Sandsmark. Pål Asle Pettersen is a musician and composer with a number of releases to his name. He is one of the people behind Zang:records that primarily releases abstract electronic music. Joe Truman is an actor, musician, a Klaus Kinski look-a-like and has performed with Collapsable Giraffe.
By Findlay/Sandsmark with Pål Asle Pettersen and Joey Truman. In conversation/collaboration with Young Jean Lee, Ruud van den Akker, Victor Morales and Claudia La Rocco. Light Design- Jean Vincent Kerebel. Costume design in conversation with Thale Kvam Olsen.
Co-production: Black Box Teater and BIT Teatergarasjen. Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Stavanger Kommune Kulturbyfond, FFUK. Residency support from Tou Scene, DansiS, and Rogaland Teater.