“We walk around in the marsh. Longing beings of flesh, blood and nerves. We gather around the fire, read the future and the universe’s origins in the flames as we grill an aubergine. We are waiting for the sleepyheads to wake up and save the world while we dance with musical chairs in front of the mirror. We embrace the chaos and sharpness of rest.”
Nikulpmyrene looks at the body as a source of entertainment and of valuable information. Nikulpmyrene pays tribute to the body’s importance for life. Nikulpmyrene is a mythology, a state and a form of fellowship. The audience is invited to a party with bonfire and the scene becomes a fantasy firepit to cook together our own and each other’s nervous systems.
For the first time, the performance artists Ida Wigdel, Lisa Lie, Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and Ingeleiv Berstad come together to explore the landscape between performance, dance and theater. Together, they will create a space that takes a serious approach to the body; respects that we inhabit and strut about in a tissue of flesh flowing with blood and imbued with chemical compounds; to allow space for pathetic irrationalities and blowouts that dwell in us, to a greater or lesser degree, to make themselves known and work with them as concrete, physical entities, and who knows, maybe cut a little slack.
Ingeleiv Berstad is an associated artist at Black Box teater.
Nikulpmyrene lasts as long as you want to and most likely for about two hours. Feel free to stay longer if you feel like it.