Performance: April 3–5, 2009
Participants: Elin Lundgren & Petter Pettersson
Duration: 3 hours
As two animal characters, a wolverine and a wolf, Petter Pettersson and Elin Lundgren invite the audience to a three-hour surrealistic state of mind. In a sharply lit room a woman in an oversized wolf’s head dances by herself. Two enormous heaps of bread rolls lie on the floor, emitting a scent of newly baked bread. Single-mindedly, a wolverine paces the floor, focused only on moving bread rolls from one pile to the other. Sometimes he stops, gazing emptily. The wolf dances without interruption to music that only she can hear, she sprawls her fingers and claps, seeking some sort of confirmation. The wolverine is self-absorbed, busy with his Project. This continues as the hours pass. The only audible sound is the uneven rhythm of the clattering of the wolf’s high heels and her forced breathing. The performance is inspired by a real-life absurd situation about love and intimacy at the bar The Turkey’s Nest in Williamsburg, New York on New Year’s Day in the year of 2000.
Elin Lundgren (born in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden, lives and works in Malmö) and Petter Pettersson (born in 1972 in Kristinehamn, Sweden, lives and works in Malmö) are the founders and artistic directors of Lilith Performance Studio. Lundgren and Pettersson have worked together in visual and performing arts in various forms since 1999. Mixing fairy tale and reality they create living pictures. Their common interest lies in the warped and unfullfilled. Both throw light upon universal questions about loss and sorrow in their respective artistry.