A project by Kipperberg/Scavetta, performed by Gry Kipperberg and created in collaboration with film-maker Laida Lertxundi. Produced by Wee. Co-produced by Vitlycke-Centre as Performing Arts. With the support of: Norsk kulturråd fri scenekunst dans. (The full list of collaborations is still under work.)
How what we think affects the body? How does the body think? The body carries stories, experiences, traumas and plenty of fluids. The body that embraces and meets the others, from where we look and by which we are seen.
“Under the nothing night” is a solo work that deals with identity and presence and where absence and inner-feelings are recurring themes. A piece where by juxtaposition, we draw parallels between physical landscapes and the body, as sites of experience and recollection. We relate to nature through a phenomenological body and emotional environments that hints at narratives, while remaining enigmatic. Body, movements and sounds are placed/misplaced/replaced in a landscape where something unnatural is brought into a natural environment or vice versa. The relationship between body and nature is an underlying tread. The meeting and the transition between inner and outer worlds allows the surfacing of what is seemingly invisible, seeking to challenge conventions and beliefs. An extended longing to surrender.
We read/watched/analysed Interviews, texts and documents by, and on, among others: Jill Johnston, Edie Sedgwick, Gena Rowlands, Agnes Martin.
Those researches fuelled personal memories, associations and perceptions, experienced “not as nostalgia, but as a way of making sense, of finding practical applications of the past in the present.” (Bruce Nauman).
We are interested in materialising the complex expression of a female persona; her spontaneous and unambiguous quality of gesture; her cinematic presence.
We found ourselves in a blur area where inspiration comes from an artificial identification, more than from re-construction: a self-imposed associative process edging the work between personal embodying, enacting and impersonating.