Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir’s Spotted is a solo that distorts into a duet, in which the body of the performer is captured as an overflowing container. So full that it can no more digest, make sense or work through all the external information it receives – as well as all that seeps into it without any subjective control or awareness.The numb and leaking performers make the audience question topics that relate to it directly such as privacy, intimacy, alienation and compulsive vulnerability.
Spotted is a horror movie scene where the intensity of facing evil keeps building infinitely. It is a perversion where the achievers are in a state of spiritual absence; an investigation of objects unable to overcome their singular being. The work presents a worn-out body in a reduced theatre space by exceptional means. The dancers’ internalized bodily expression rises under special surveillance. Spotted is an unpleasant scene incorporating the gaze when working with space and time with a heart-stopping complexity.
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir is a dance artist born in Reykjavik and working in Berlin. She’s been developing a new movement language with her collaborators since 2013, and in 2015 she became an artist in residence at the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. The duet performance Spotted belongs to the Blind Spotting performance series.
Concept, direction, choreography, set design, costumes Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Performance Louise Dahl, Marie Ursin
Music Peter Rehberg
Light design Martin Beeretz
Production Björn &Björn, Gabi Beier, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Thanks go to Angela Schubot, Zohar Frank, Clement Layes, Jasna Layes
Duration 45 min
Photo David Kiers
The visit is supported by Aerowaves and the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.
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