With My Little Willy, Kristinsdottir / Willyson sets out to find a new and sustainable male ideal.
Kristinsdottir has given birth to two sons, who will soon be men. She will now do her utmost to understand the opposite sex and challenge the perspectives of both herself and her fellow sisters.
My Little Willy is a transition and a journey from the role of being a mother into a new male role; from urgency and despair into a common and hopefully forward-looking celebration of the solution; a manly celebration with hugging, wrestling and crying.
The things written about boys are seldom positive. Men are miserable, statistics show, and as if this wasn't bad enough, male fertility rates plunge – leaving researchers clueless. Is this caused by the super tight, comfortable baby diapers, which overheat the baby's testicles and also contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals? Whatever the cause, it is worrying in terms of our future fertility. Misogyny on the other hand, seems to have excellent growth conditions.
An ever-increasing number of men are involuntarily childless, and new technology will probably enable women to reproduce themselves, completely without men. This puts Kristinsdottir at risk of never having grandchildren. Now she, together with Liban Gulaid, Eirik Willyson, Anders Borchgrevink and Oscar Udbye, will help the man walk shamelessly through life, with his head high, facing the sky, erected.
Hildur Kristinsdottir is a director, actress and playwright. Eirik Willyson is an author, playwright and performer. Kristinsdottir and Willyson have collaborated since 2007 and create performances depicting major issues that are refracted in the little human being.