METTE EDVARDSEN (NO/BE)
11.10.2014 / 20:30 / WASP
The performance will be followed by an artist talk.
Created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen
Production: duchamps vzw and Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
Co-production: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, BUDA/NEXT Festival/Kortrijk, Teaterhuset Avant Garden/Trondheim, BIT/Bergen, Black Box Teater/Oslo
Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Norsk Kulturråd
Special thanks to: Heiko Gölzer, Mari Matre Larsen
Photography: Lilia Mestre
Graphic design: Michaël Bussaer
No Title is about how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. It is about how memory and imagination blur. It is about things and how they can be there and gone at the same time, and that what defines this is various. It is about things that are gone and about things that remain. It is about the gap between a world and our ideas of it, the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there. Least but not last, both additive and subtractive, No Title is a writing in space.
The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field, also exploring other media or other formats such as video and books. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for Les Ballets C. de la B. with Hans Van den Broeck (1996-2000) and Christine de Smedt (2000-2005), and danced in pieces by Thomas Hauert/ ZOO (B), Bock/ Vincenzi (UK), Mårten Spångberg (S), Lynda Gaudreau (CAN), deepblue (N/B), and others. She created and produced two pieces in collaboration with Lilia Mestre (P/B), and the project Sauna in Exile in collaboration with Heine R. Avdal, Liv Hanne Haugen and Lawrence Malstaf in 2002/2004. She choreographed and danced a version of Thomas Lehmen’s Schreibstück together with Christine de Smedt and Mårten Spångberg in 2004. Her own work includes the pieces Private collection (2002), Time will show (detail) 2004, Opening (2005/ 2006), The way/ you move (installation, 2006), or else nobody will know (2007), every now and then (2009), Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2010), Black (2011), No Title (2014), and the video works Stills (2002), coffee (2006), cigarette (2008) and Faits divers (2008). She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer.