Concept, choreography: Ingri Fiksdal
Music: Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug
Costumes: Fredrik Floen
Developed and performed by: Rannei Grenne, Pernille Holden, Harald Beharie, Louis Schou-Hansens, and Jeffrey Young
Outside eye: Venke Sortland
Photo: PASSAGE Festival by Karsten Piper, Owen Fiene, Briony Campbell, Istvan Virag
Production and distribution: Nicole Schuchardt
Production and administration: Eva Grainger and Kristin Skiftun
Originating commissioner: Situations
Co-produced by: Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Dansens Hus Oslo, Santarcangelo Festival and ”apap-Performing Europe 2020 – co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union”
Supported by: The Norwegian Art Council and the Norwegian Artistic Research Program.
With the Diorama performance series, Ingri Fiksdal stages
particular views of natural and urban landscapes in various cities and contexts. The word diorama means, “through that which is seen”, from the Greek di- “through” + orama “that which is seen, as sight”.
In the Diorama performances, Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which se alters or interferes with a particular view and its context. This choreographic staging is what produces the artificialness or the dioramic aspect to what would otherwise be an ordinary urban and natural landscape and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human.
In the first Diorama performance, Fiksdal will stage the view from an outdoor swimming pool, out over the sea and the horizon in the fishing village Brixham in England. The piece is part of the project The Tale, a public art event that is produced by the UK arts organization Situations. For The Tale a group of internationally renowned artists are commissioned to produce new imaginative forms of public artworks for the coastal landscape and urban areas of Torbay borough in South Devon, England. The project culminating in a presentation on three weekends in September 2017.
In Diorama, the staging thematically deals with how Brixham as part of the area Torbay is already staging itself as something that is not (The English Riviera).