Mårten Spångberg: News From the Last of the International Hot Shots / Natten
By Mårten Spångberg
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A young American woman reading an introduction to art moderne. A girl with a nose too prominent for her voice. Paintings that aren’t what they appear to be. Imposters (a whole group), seductive and black, impossible to neglect because they are recognisable. A French novelist using short staccato sentences. The darkness that sweeps in, that drops on us like a grey blanket, is like the front desk of a middle sized office building. Prominent darkness rises, a darkness’s darkness, drained also of the traces of something. Night is the double circle devouring itself as its bodies turn into erogenous landscapes. Everything is equally and now. With a starting point in choreography Mårten Spångberg undermines practices and formats, blurring boundaries and media and emphasising the withdrawing tangibility of experience. Nothing is on show here, but out of nothing emerges a liquid darkness that floods our minds. The voice comes back and turns around like Robert Pattinson. Written by Mårten Spångberg (Natten, 2016) Voices: Nikima Jagudajev, Alexandra Napier, Emmilou Rössling, Anthea Buys Producer: Peter Meanwell / Reduced Listening Sound Engineer: Robert Winter Produced by Hordaland Kunstsenter Supported by The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, and The Norwegian Arts Council.