The room is dark. In the speakers is heavy breathing. In the far en of the room is a black tent, it is moving from within as if something is trying to get out. On the floor is twenty white parallel lines leading away from the tent and branching out into a labyrinth. As the breathing stops a heavy beat start to pulsate. Out of the tent comes, one after the other, strange figures in costumes, they look as if they were characters walking out of a Bosch painting. This is the beginning of a performance that was the result of a Design class in word and image. The performance makes me think of the finnish artist Riita Ikonen who uses costumes in her performances but in a more playful way.
Saturday, January 10, 2009