Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine
Thursday 2 May 12–19 | Friday 3 May 10–16 | Saturday 4 May 11–16
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A group of performers memorize a book of their choice. Together they form a library collection consisting of living books.
Choose a book, and the book takes you to a place in the library, in the cafeteria, or for a walk outside, while reciting its content. The idea for this project comes from the science fiction novel «Fahrenheit 451». It is a future vision of a society where books are forbidden because they are considered dangerous, where happiness must be obtained through an absence of knowledge and individual thought. The practice of learning a book by heart is a continuous process of remembering and forgetting. Perhaps by the time you reach the end you will have forgotten the beginning.
«So I made an appointment with a living book and had one of the most intimate theatrical experiences of my life.»
Jo Verrent, Fierce Festival
The performance is presented in collaboration with Æ Å Trondheim litteraturfestival (Norsk forfattersentrum) and Trondheim folkebibliotek.
Concept: Mette Edvardsen With: Bruno De Wachter, David Helbich, Mari Matre Larsen, Marit Ødegaard, Martin Slaatto Producer: Helga Duchamps / duchamps vzw, Mette Edvardsen / Athome Thanks to: Dubbelspel (STUK Kunstencentrum & 30CC, Leuven), Kaaitheater, Sarah Vanhee Supported by: Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere Title: Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine er en setning fra en bok av Alexander Smith i «Fahrenheit 451» av Ray Bradbury (1953)