PLEASE BE HERE NOW, DWELLING #1: The Body

Nørgaard paa Strøget

March 2015

First part of an on-going series of laboratory-pieces consisting of exposed inhabitations or ‘dwellings’ as settings for live, embodied discourses on different aspects of our human co-existence in the world.

In PLEASE BE HERE NOW, Dwelling #1: The Body, the main theme of exploration was the performers own, female body – as private, public and artistic material. Nana Francisca Schottländer lived for three days and nights, 72 hours, in the shop window of Nørgaard Store in central Copenhagen, where she performed everyday chores like sleeping, reading, eating, drinking, thinking – being. While being there she challenged the spectator’s gaze by looking as much at the people passing by and stopping, as they looked at her.

The piece created a platform for shared reflections and encounters and was visited by people of all ethnicities, ages, social groups and background at all times of the day and night.

During her stay, invited guests joined her in her dwelling to share their thoughts on the body as professional and personal point of reference.

 

GUESTS

Bjørn Nørgaard – A CHOREOGRAPHED DIALOGUE

Jørgen Nørgaard – A WRITTEN DIALOGUE

FOS – SHARING BREAKFAST

Kirsten Delholm – SHARING WINE

Madeleine Kate McGowan – EYE SEE YOU

Una Lily Schottländer Paré – FAMILY

Esben Wile Kjær – INTOXICATION

Signa Köstler – MARKING THE BODY

 

Text and photos from the 72 hours can be read here 

A book about the piece was published in March 2016, read about it here

Photos: Georg Jagunov, Alexandra Buhl, David Morrow and unknown

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