The work-in-progress project ‘Game Changers’ – is a workshop in electro-composition and choreographed audience interaction in 3 parts. During March Lundgren & Pettersson will explore the 2nd and 3rd parts.
Lundgren & Pettersson has during the last term in 2021 explored and done an electric soundscape in collaboration with the Malmö based musician & singer Cecilia Nordlund. Now Lundgren & Pettersson will continue the pre-study and investigate group affiliation and exclusion with a focus on the viewer’s attitude and what governs the narrative and group dynamics in a live work through workshops at IAC.
The project’s main purpose is to create an experimental sound piece and an interactive choreography for a future commission performance. The pre-study is divided into different parts; individual work and a workshop with performers and dancers, a pre-performance with the performers and a test audience, followed by an open talk by Lundgren and Pettersson. ‘Game Changers’ will become an audience-interactive performance that artistically explores adaptable group affiliation, narcissism and rebellious individualism where the boundaries between actor and viewer will dissolve.
‘Game Changers’ is a commission performance at the performance festival Rum för Performance in Umeå 16-18 September 2022. Rum för Performance is a northern biennial performance festival in Umeå arranged by Bildmuseet, Vita Kuben and Norrlandsoperan. In the beginning of September 2022, the work is planned to be first shown in a smaller scale at the 7a * 11d International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto.
Elin Lundgren & Petter Pettersson have worked together in different forms of visual- and performing arts since 1999. In recent years, their work has revolved around issues related to fellowship, power, exclusion and group affiliation, and examined the boundary between fiction and reality. Their interest lies in the great universal issues such as love, exclusion, sorrow and failure.
The common interest and what triggers them in their work and new pieces, lies in the warped and unfulfilled. In the things they don’t fully understand, both in aesthetic and dramaturgic sense. Lundgren & Petterson’s work is driven by the desire to move into the viewer’s consciousness as a disturbance and a hope of understanding what it is about being a human being.
In 2007, they founded the acclaimed performance studio – Lilith Performance Studio – an independent arena for practical artistic research focusing on commissioning and producing new large-scale visual art performance.
Photo credits: Petter Pettersson
Participants: 10 -15 volunteers for the workshop