In-Situ/City is an ongoing project that focuses on the city as an ever-changing changing collection of historical, cultural, political and social signifiers. For Gaudeamus 2022, four young makers (groups) were commissioned to create new work that reflects on this theme, with a special focus on the relationship between humans and non-humans.
Stonework is a physical, musical duet between performer Mees Borgman and a stone from the Hallingskarvet mountain region in Norway. A quest for a radical equality between man and stone. How do you communicate with a stone? What can we mean for the stone? And, what memories of fantasies does a stone have? Gravity, touch and vibrations are the starting points in this playful, poetic work, with music by composer Seán ó Dálaigh.
Stonework was realized thanks to the support of ULYSSES Network and Creative Europe, produced by Stichting Skorpetind in co-production with the Gaudeamus Festival, and in collaboration with Casco Art Institute, and made possible in part by the Norwegian Arts Council, Stichting Melanie, Stichting Dioraphte and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
The stone - direction, choreography, acting, composition, space
Mees Borgman - concept, choreography, performance
Espen Hjort - concept, direction
Seán ó Dálaigh - composition
Grischa Runge - space
Jorick Bronius - technique
Bára Sigfusdottir - outside eye
dr. Oliver Plümper (Utrecht University) - Scientific advice