—I BEG/Fragments form the second manuscript—
Text belonging to different contexts and genres is explored in a performative and visual presentation using formats from lectures, concerts and talks. The project is developed and presented through three methods:
1. The Text Platform - a performance lecture: Artists Talk, the gallery 3,14 in Bergen, 6 June and at Performance Laboratory 8. September, Oslo Details.
2. Sound Exploration: Sound of Mu 13. September Details.
Sound based, the voice of the text - exploring the sound in the script - I BEG/ and text as improvisation with improvised sound.
3. Into Space: The movement of the text in video and space, on paper, as thread. Finalized in 2012-2013.
Special Guest at Sound of Mu:
The Italian, London-based writer Daniela Cascella will open the night with a reading from her new book En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction (Zer0 Books, 2012). En abîme, a reading. A book is rewritten and reinvented across autobiographical narratives of places, pictures, songs. Through densities of prose and moments of stillness the text zooms in and out of Rome as archival fiction, opens up to visions, morphs into abstraction.
Daniela is also teaching a Writing Sound workshop at the Ultima Academy, Wednesday 12 September.
The project is supported by Arts Council Norway.
Produced by Kingsworks/Gellein in collaboration with Sound of Mu.
About I BEG/:
I BEG is a project where text belonging to different contexts and genres is explored in a performative presentation using the lecture format as well as the actual space. The project will be developed in tree stages: Text based, a reading. Sound based, the voice of the text. Visually based, the movement of the text in video and a space.
For the following presentation of I BEG in September (Oslo), I collaborate with the musician Guttorm Andreasen where we explore the connection between text/voice and sound also with improvised text. The third and final presentation of I BEG will be in 2013 with a further folding of the work into video, sound, space and printed material.
The text is created on 6+1 platforms: Terra Firma - Sight - Whole/Hole - Edge/Division - Rupture/Forehead - Endnote + A Letter.
The title I BEG comes from the experience of working and living in the city centre of Oslo. The beggars on the bottom, on the pavement and the beggars abstracted into shiny, glossy commercials on the top of a tower, the beggars in the middle who try to stop you for a good cause or a paper. They all try to stop you. It has to do with attention.
I am interested in language and text in the context between forms of art, between the visual, the imaginary and real life. The reality of coincidence and how language creates the reality that is described. How to grasp reality through language and concepts and at the same time leave it and open it to be a focus in continuous movement?
With the fragments of voice, text and body I bring in, I aim at entering into a dialogue and relationship with the space. Using tools of improvisation and listening, I seek to “play” with the space. The collection of all these elements form a whole in any specific timeframe as it is played out. Each text, and action continues to evolve, to be in motion. They are inherently flexible, always searching, always becoming form in any given moment.