Supplies is the first work by choreographer/performer Ingrid Berger Myhre
following her completion of a master’s degree in choreography, research and performance at ex.e.r.ce. in Montpellier, France. She consciously lays bare sources of inspiration that have moved her as an artist, and continues her exploration of language, sign systems and the formation of meaning.
On being together: “The artists and I have spent a lot of time together developing our practice and exploring strategies for how to be together. At some point we need to find out how we can include the audience. Then composition becomes important, how thing are placed in relation to each other.”
On language and experience: “Supplies are our provisions; the experiences and language conventions we bring with us when we explore the world. By changing perspective we can discover something new in that which already exists. In my previous work I have been concerned with making meaning for the audience. In Supplies I dare to work more with abstraction and ambiguity. I am currently interested in philosophical thinking that views the world as a flat plane in which everything exists in the same way and is of equal worth. It opens for different kinds of interaction and parallels we do not usually consider. Things can be placed together in new ways. With time, meaning can emerge.”
From performer to choreographer: “For the first time I am not performing in my own work. It is an exciting challenge to accept my work in the bodies of others. From experiencing the material performed I now look at it visually and spatially. This has led me to work with a scenographer for the first time.”