Tja chat, tjena chien, concerning mimetic displacement
Performance work, 30 – 40 minutes.
Has been performed at 'Revolve' Uppsala performance festival at Uppsala konstmuseum and at Inter Arts Center in Malmö.
'Tja chat tjena chien, concerning mimetic displacement' (Tja chat, tjena chien, om härmning som förskjutning) departs from mime as a concept and a form of delivery. How something can be brought to experience and be understood, coexists with what it is to expose something through embodying it. Giving it another body. The displacement that the mimes brings about has to do with an embodiment. Basic to mime as stage performance is that another body, the imitating one, show a facet of what is mimed. In the work 'Tja chat tjena chien, concerning mimetic displacement' imitation also happens by stories we tell. What does it mean to do something together, what it is to become a we? In relation to a climate of increasing competition and focus of the individual, choreographer Marcus Doverud and artist Liv Strand, made this works dealing with intrapersonal influences.