Livre d’images sans images by Mette Edvardsen (NO)

Mette Edvardsen (NO) 
Livre d’images sans images
27 April @ 20:00 (doors open @ 19:00) + 28 April @ 17:00 (doors open @ 16:00)

Livre d’images sans images by Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen borrows its title from a book by H.C. Andersen, also referred to as The Moon Chronicler. The book follows a conversation between a painter and the Moon, where the Moon describes to the painter what she sees on her journey around the world every evening, telling the painter to paint what she describes. “This conversation, as in the now obsolete meaning of the word (‘a place where one lives or dwells’), was the starting point for our work. Using the weather report as dramaturgy, (‘the moon did not show up every evening, sometimes a cloud came in between’), we have created and collected materials from our conversations in the form of recordings, text, voice, drawings, references, found images, loose connections, inspirations and imaginations, in the order they came to us. They are at the same time sources and traces, material and support for new imaginations or events to come.” The work consists of three different media: vinyl, paper and live performance.

Created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen
Light and technical support: Bruno Pocheron
Vinyl: by Xing, XONG collection XX10 (2023)
Graphic design: Michaël Bussaer
Production: Mette Edvardsen/Athome
Residency support: Black Box teater (Oslo) with technical support by Agnar Ribe
Co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Black Box teater (Oslo), centre chorégraphique national de Caen in Normandie (Caen)
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd
Title: from H.C. Andersen’s Billedbog uden billeder

Livre d’images sans images by Mette Edvardsen & Iben Edvardsen was nominated for the Norwegian Critics Award (Kritikerprisen) in the category of dance in 2023.