Við sáum Skrímsli á Feyneyja tvíæringnum // We saw monsters at the Venice Biennial

“Við sáum Skrímsli” verður sýnt á Feneyjatvíæringnum í næstu viku þann 15 & 16 júní í leikúsinu Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. Í verkið er samið og flutt af Ernu Ómarsdóttur, Valdimar Jóhannssyni, Sigríði Soffíu Níelsdóttur, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon & Lovísu Ósk Gunnarsdóttur undir listrænni stjórn Ernu Ómarsdóttur.
//We Saw Monsters,15 / 16 June at 10:00 p.m.
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale
artistic director Erna Ómarsdóttir
concept Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson
interpretation and collaboration in the performance Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Sigrígridur Soffía Níelsdóttir, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon and Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir
It could be Iceland’s extreme Nature that forged an artist as singular as Erna Ómarsdóttir, the author of powerful and disturbing performances in which dance becomes an instinctively physical, animal-like act and merges with an extreme type of music that comes from the gut. Ómarsdóttir considers this highly personal way of using the voice as “dancing with the voice”. She explains: “The voice is a muscle. This is the natural development of my work, it joins the movement or cuts through it transforming the space as well. I believe using the voice brings me closer to the soul. I like to experiment with the differences in the structures of all sounds, acoustic effects that come from the lowest of the depths, from the strangest and most unfamiliar recesses of the body. I let movement determine the voice but the opposite too. I abandon myself to the contrast between a satanic voice or the innocent singing of young girls, I allow myself to be permeated by all the instinctive sounds of man and animals, but I extrapolate them from a narrative context and recompose them in a soundscape…” (A. Cacciagrano and P. Di Matteo, “Art’o”).

~ by siggasoffia on June 10, 2012.

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