This is a cowboy, this is what a cowboy looks like. This is a Western, this is what a Western looks like. This is a person who looks like me. This is a song. This is not a song.
Why I Wear This Shirt takes a look at the invisible rules we live by and the compromises we readily embrace for other people to like us. It recounts stories and conversations and tries to construct a map of characters, rules and visual motifs when navigating our social mores. Everything is dependent on thousands of little agreements and if those agreements fall apart then everything will fall apart, and we will die, which, according to a separate agreement, is something that we don’t want.
Gunilla Heilborn and Kim Hiorthøy have worked together in various ways on various projects for more than 10 years. They view their collaboration as a kind of long conversation, and Why I Wear This Shirt as a culmination of that process. The performance was premiered at MDT in Stockholm in 2016.
Film / TV serie – Mårten Nilsson, Kim Hiorthøy and Gunilla Heilborn (NO/SE)
We’re Different Now
10.- 11. oktober, kl. 20.30
Lille scene. Free entrance
We’re Different Now is a series of short films by Mårten Nilsson, Kim Hiorthøy and Gunilla Heilborn. We’re Different Now follows the members of a small, underground group as they test and train themselves in preparation for a dark ‘mission’, the nature of which remains unclear.
Cast: Mattias Fransson, Carolina Malmborg, Henrik Vikman, Krisiina Viiala, Lisa Östberg, Martin Leonard and others.
Six parts, total duration 45 minutes. Sweden, 2014. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Artist talk with Kim Hiorthøy
14. oktober kl. 18.00
Kunstnernes Hus Kino. Free entrance
Where does stand up comedy and choreography meet? What is the line between lecture and performance? Following his show Why I Wear This Shirt at Black Box teater, Kim Hiorthøy will reflect on the many inspirations for his projects and collaborations, including his most recent work with Lisa Östberg and Gunilla Heilborn. In conversation with Anne Hilde Neset, director at Kunstnernes Hus.