The Red Room Project, 2021
A collaboration with Julie Nymann
„This is like an escape or a dream where I can just be with myself and dance, cause I never have that time - for me loneliness has always been something bad but it changed and I started liking to be lonely, and also when I became a mother, the lack of loneliness, it became something I desired very hardly.“
The Red Room Project started at a residency at Inter Arts Center in Malmö. A group of people who reacted to a casting call were, one by one, without meeting each other, invited into the ‘Red Room Institute’ at Inter Arts Center where they were guided through a performance, directed live through an in-ear system. Framed as something between a dance audition, a self-help radio show and a one-person audience experience in seven chapters, the performers were given directions and tasks that they could react to and interpret. With the information that they were alone in the room without the presence of a camera, the performers were encouraged to freely act, move and dance, thereby being asked to give us their echo, meaning that anything they did was recorded solely by the means of audio.
Photos: Julie Nymann
Live performance and 16 channel audio installation, 30‘, Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden