In his elegant ways, Iggy Lond Malmborg invites spectators into a world of fantasy created with words. Using the whole arsenal of theatre magic, he allows the audience to shape the performance in their own imagination.
The theatre is an empty space, a silent frame in which to stage our show. This void allows us to set aside the laws of space and time, and to travel anywhere and to any time. In Physics and Phantasma, this is perceived as something profoundly traumatic – a void that must be filled with something, and covered with a veil of fantasy. The show aims to be that veil, and in this way study its creation and how it can be staged in the relationship between audience and performer.
Physics and Phantasma is a piece that mainly takes place within the audience’s imagination, through affirmation of – or resistance against – suggested motives; a phantasmatic imagery ranging from the most mundane to the darkest corners of human imagination.
Iggy Lond Malmborg (1987) is a freelance actor and performance maker based in Malmö, Sweden. Though a formation in traditional acting (the Theatre academy of Malmö 06-10), his pieces span over a wide range of aesthetics and styles, both solo and collaborative work. His main artistic interest is to use the performance event as a model onto which the pieces discourse directly can be applied. By using strategies that can be compared to minimalism, he sheds light on the politics of theatre and read it as a hierarchical machine with (unconscious) patterns of inclusion and exclusion.
Since 2009 he is collaborating with Johannes Schmit (DE) under the name White on White. The duo runs a performance series – until today including 6 autonomous works. The aim of the series is to turn the theoretical achievements of the so called critical whiteness studies into productive aesthetics for stage. Teaterhuset Avant Garden presented: White on White #5: All those Beautiful Boyz (Bastard festival 2013), and White on White #6: Queer Sells (spring 2015).
In 2014 Malmborg’s last solo work b o n e r premiered at the Baltic Circle Festival in Helsinki. The piece has toured actively since to festivals such as Spielart (Münich), Auawirleben (Bern) and Oslo international theatre festival. The Norwegian premiere was on our stage during the Bastard Festival 2014. The dou performance with Maike Lond Malmborg, 99 Words for Void, premiered in 2015. The piece has so far been presented in festivals as Auawirleben (Bern), Le FAB (Bordeaux), Baltoscandal (Rakvere), and of course our own Bastard festival (Bastard 2016), which marked it’s Nordic premiere. Both b o n e r and 99 Words for Void are still touring.
This performance first premiered: 25.03.2017 Kanuti Gildi SAAL
NB! This performance contains explicit language that can be perceived as offensive and is not suitable for minors under the age of 18.