Two women sit in a room, enclosed by a rear wall, and facing the audience. Each of them is sitting on a stool in front of a door located in the middle of the rear wall. The shape of the door leaves an ambivalent impression of being both locked in and unable to get out, and of being locked out and unable to get in. Atop the rear wall sit 20 stuffed crows. The location of the crows, precisely in this grey zone between an outside and an inside, strengthens the sense of a spacious ambiguity or ambivalence. The crows sit on the threshold between the outside and the inside, between a here and a there, between the actual and the perceived. There are many stools in the room. Have more people been here, and then left? We hear footsteps from behind the door. Is someone coming to get them out? Is someone trying to reach them?
We hear strains of “Remember me” (Purcell – Dido’s Lament), infinitely beautiful and infinitely sad. It is as if she is asking to be remembered, and that we remember: Our collective oblivion, all the stories and tragedies that we leave behind a closed door.
Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Dancers/performers: Line Tørmoen and Pia Elton Hammer
Set design, costumes: graa hverdag as / Kristin Torp
Light design: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Music: Elegi, Svarte Greiner, Deaf Center, Kreng, COH, BLIR,
Hildur Gudnadottir, Purcell
Sound: Morten Pettersen
Produced by: zero visibility corp.
Co-production: Dansens Hus, Oslo
zero visibility corp. is supported by Arts Council Norway
Premiered 26. September 2012 at Dansens Hus, Oslo