The Tunnel is ultimately concerned with finding ways of bringing the body and the imagination closer to one another, through an immediate synaesthetic expression. The work can be seen as an attempt in mapping to which extent the representation of theatre can equal the presentation of bodies.
Everything that is done shapes and prepares for the coming instant and the choices it offers. Nothing is superfluous, everything is taken in consideration. The work proposes movement as a means of transportation, as a piece of labour or simply an unpretentious necessity in order to conquer the path ahead.
The progress of the travel could be compared to digging a tunnel, where the present moment and the retrospect are equality important, by implicitly taking in consideration the history left behind as it is produced.
Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness and Ingrid Berger Myhre will be a part of art residency at the Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD) of the Republic of Slovenia. During their residence stay they will use the premises of Cepetka at JSKD and in Stara elektrarna SMEEL. Their work-in-progress, performance Tunnel, will be presented in the framework of Mladi levi Festival 2014 in Ljubljana.
Concept and performance: Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness, Ingrid Berger Myhre
Creative collaborators: Alex Zakkas, Lasse Passage
Advise: Guy Dartnell, Codaspace Copenhagen 2013
Photo/Video: Lars Kristian Flemmen
Partners/residencies: PAF(FR), Le Pantographe (CHF), Stamm Studio (CHF), CSC Garage Nardini (IT), Teatro Fundamenta Nuove (IT), Dansehallerne (DK), Scenehuset (NO), CCN Montpellier (FR), Emanat (SI), Bunker / Old Power Station (SI), JSKD (SI).
Financial support: Norwegian Arts Council (NO).
Thanks to: Vrangforestilling, Bastien Mignot, Thibault Maillard.