already made theater
Collaboration with Igor Koruga and Sonja Pregrad
Theater show / performance
Premiered at E&G Theater, Stamsund, Norway, 2012
Curated by Rickard Borgström
Commissioned by the Stamsund Internasjonale Teater
Already made theater is a theater play, where the theater (space) performs itself, and where you are the creator of your own show. It is a trans-disciplinary hybrid between choreography and participation, theater and installation, architecture and sculpture.
The starting point for us was looking at the theater to see what it is made of, both in terms of physical objects that it is built out of and experiences that are to be had at the theater.
The show is structured in three parts
1. Part: Observing – audience is invited to sit on chairs facing the theater building, and to observe it. ‘Le Sacre du printemps’ is playing from the speakers attached to the facade, as if the building is making the sound itself.
2. Part: Approaching – the doors open and the audience is invited inside. They meet a transformed theater space stripped of all it´s objects - all the elements that build theater (i.e. theater lights, seats, costumes, screws, flyers, pictures, official documentation, cups, glasses, cleaning equipment, toilet paper, tickets, lost and found objects, etc.…). These objects are placed and ordered as a sculpture in the middle of the space. The audience finds their way trough the rooms of the theatre and in relation to the set- up. They themself create a social choreography.
3. Part: Participating – with the musical cue of ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ coming from a previously hidden space, the audience is invited to enter it. They find papers and colored pencils on the floor and a board asking them to draw a scene from performance they have just seen. The audience is offered time for reflection and to, through their drawings, complete their imagination about what the show is about. Towards the end of the music, there is a black out in the drawing space, which signals the end of the performance.