LOND MALMBORG /Tallinn-Malmö/
"99 Words for Void"
Our fundamental values are under threat! In this performance we meet two knights who are sent out to defend them, while their dilemma is that they are not sure of what these values are.Their reaction is not to separate from the super-ego which has put them where they are, but to imitate its behaviour, its sounds. By repeating well known rhetoric figures the knights are learning how to speak. And by speaking, they are also adapting to the ideological structure their language includes. The result is a recognisable rhetoric feedback loop of statements and answers, where an answer never is a critique but an add on to the statement made - a dialogue without dialectics.Thereby the piece puts a disturbing observation into play: that dialogue is not always a form of encounter, but sometimes a method of censorship. "99 Words for Void" is set in an experienced dissonance built into the European model of mixing neoliberal politics with humanist rhetoric. A dissonance which easily can produce a feeling of ideological alienation. This piece functions as a platform where this alienation can be experienced and grow. Lond and Malmborg create a cozy-claustrophobic world where the hope for an utopia ahead has been erased and substituted with wishes for an immediate utopian experience, for instance a cup of perfectly brewed coffee.
By and with: Iggy Lond Malmborg, Maike Lond Malmborg
Dramaturge: Johan Jönson
Technical solutions: Kalle Tikas
Technical support: Taavet Jansen, Revo Koplus
Assistant: Mairika Plakso
Co-producers: Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Baltoscandal Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Teaterhuset Avant Garden
This project is co-produced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Residency support: Nordic-Baltic Mobility Program
In collaboration with: Inkonst
Premiere: 11.11.2015, Kanuti Gildi SAAL
The performance is in English.
Additional info: saal.ee/en/performance/2921