Sep 12–13 Lundahl & Seitl, Symphony. In collaboration with IAC & PDA
Sep 26–27 Pontus Pettersson, Bodies of Water. In collaboration with MARC
Sep 26–27 Pedersen & Stark, To The Bitter End. In collaboration with IAC & PDA
Temporary Worlds ties together two megatrends that have been creeping in over recent decades: interactiveness and building worlds. In such widely disparate areas as popular culture and gaming, postmodern literature, reality TV with viewer voting, experimental theater, digital and relational art, and interaction has gradually gained ground. Works that are not complete without the participants’ co-creation are now an accepted part of our everyday lives. [...]
The physical and social logic of place—both the concrete, e.g. that we are here at Wanås, and the temporary, e.g. that we are simultaneously represented within the installation—impact what we believe we could be, and what actions we can imagine are possible. The body becomes the interface for the work, as it always is to the world: it understands dance as a language when the brain’s neurons flash in time with the choreography we observe or share; it takes the place of the camera when we choose the direction of our gaze and position in Lundahl & Seitl’s Symphony, and of the author when, in Pedersen and Stark’s To the Bitter End, we look a stranger in the eyes and move ourselves to tears.
Even in the fictional situation, experience is real and meaningful. The visit to a temporary world reminds us that even the reality we find out here has been built by people, that it can be changed quickly, and that by examining alternate realities, we can learn to build a better shared world together.
– Johanna Koljonen
The text is an excerpt, the full version wil be published in this year's program paper, WK20.
Temporary Worlds is made possible with support from Region Skåne and The Swedish Arts Council.