A man who is alone recounts stories and events from his daily life. He takes singing lessons. He goes to the movies. He performs a series of physical exercises in his back yard. Before long, he finds himself lost in an endless, snowy landscape. All the while reminding both us and himself that everything could be different.
Why I Wear This Shirt is a solo performance somewhere between comedy, poetry and contemporary dance. At times desperately sad, at others desperately funny, it stretches from the banal and prosaic (how to walk on a sidewalk, when to worry about how you look), to the metaphysical (what is time, what was music to the Neanderthals), slow-cooking the deeper questions about who we are and how we live through a seemingly simple and engaging stage work.
Gunilla Heilborn and Kim Hiorthøy have worked together in various ways on numerous projects for more than 10 years. Hiorthøy has previously visited us with You (2013) and Black Warrior (2014), together with Lisa Östberg.