The Norwegian petroleum adventure is a story still without an ending.
The story of anthropogenic global warming has just begun.
Equipped with a cassette player, a handful of audio tapes and his fathers survival suit, McKenzie attempts to materialize his own story amidst a maze of contradicting timelines and voices.
Stemmebånd combines aspects of dance, humour, sound installation, voice over, object theater and political satire. Born in Stavanger, Norways petroindustrial center, with his father being an petroleum engineer, McKenzie is a child of the petro boom as well as the era of climate change. The work has been shown in different versions at Maidans Lørenskog, Franje Festival, Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Åpen Scene), Tou Scene and KinoKino (Regional Arena for Samtidsdans), sometimes followed by talks where academics, activists or politicians are invited to discuss fossil fuels, climate change and intergenerational responsibility.
Coproduction: DansiT, Tou Scene and Regional Arena for Samtidsdans.
Supported by Arts Council Norway and Fond for Lyd og Bilde.
In 2014 McKenzie was awarded Norwegian Dance Artists scholarship in order to develop the work.