In the wild, when facing nature and wilderness, isolated from man made environments many people speak about the humbling experience of losing the sense of their ego. In the wild we are not needed for things to happen as multiple other forces, plants animals multiple different species, climate and natural processes take place with or without us. We resist and refuse systems that rob people of their attention, time and durational connectivity.
With current hyper instrumentalization and apporpriation of ‘everything’, there is an urgent need for resisting speed, information chaos and the hirarchy of efficiency versus simple pleasures and a neutral state of being in ‘nothingness’ in order to connect, make individual choices, feel agency in being an individual.
Our resistance to oversaturation is to find ways to connect with little nothings, contemplate on the idea of nothing or to be doing nothing (of use value). The more nothing we find the more something becomes.
Concept and choreography: Inga Huld Hákonardóttir | Dancers / performers: Salvör Gullbrá Þórarinsdóttir, Védís Kjaratansdóttir, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir | Live drums and sound design: Ægir Sindri Bjarnason | Scenography: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir | Lights: Arnar Ingvarsson | Dramaturgy and artistic advice: Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir, Halla Ólafsdóttir | Performances: Tjarnabíó, October 28th and 29th, November 6th | Partners and co-producers: Dansverkstæðið, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, Tjarnnarbíó, Rannís (Government funding Iceland)