This performative piece was only available for an amount of ten persons per viewing. Displayed twelve times over a span of three days, every full hour at set hours, the audience had to make reservations and be on time.
Performance, 20 minutes. Collaboration with Njål Leinan Clementsen.
Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway.
At a scheduled hour a man comes outside the gallery-space and gives the participants the following instructions: " Inside it is completely dark, you will not be able to see. No mobile phones or cameras are allowed inside. First we enter a hallway where we will line up, grabbing the left shoulder of the person in front of you. The last person shuts and locks the door, and closes the curtain behind. When we enter the space we will keep our right shoulder firmly against the wall, following the wall closely. I will guide you to your positions…."
The audience stands with their backs against the wall in complete darkness. A pressuring silence is held. Out of the silent darkness a sound occurs, a thud and rattle, a physical noise. One by one and more and one more the sounds build and surround the audience. Shaking, resonating and intruding the dark. It overwhelms the space and ads up to a thunder like sound, embracing the whole. Then a tiny light illuminates, slowly and barely, revealing the silvery cave-like environment. A loud massive metallic sound jumps out, followed by intense and sharp cutting actions. It builds up, the light is moving quick and abrupt. The audience is not able to identify whether it is artificial or natural, nor its position in the space. It continues, the worker is determined and controlled.The soundscape shifts toward a more tonal quality, forming a shimmering cluster. The audiences' gaze slowly adjusts to the circumstances and they are able to faintly see the vague shapes, and its industrial forebodings.
A curtain is drawn open and the audience is allowed outside.