Performance: February 29, March 1 & 2, 2008
Participant: Fredrik Gunnarson
Duration: 1 hour
Early morning on the outskirts of civilization in Sweden, some time in March 1998.
Per, 3:30-7:30, noen gang i mars 1998 (Per, 3:30-7:30 am, some time in March 1998) is based on a real event. The narrative is adapted and told through the state of the character. The surroundings are partly authentic.
At six thirty in the morning, breakfast is served at Lilith Performance Studio. A bus stops outside and brings the audience on a journey to the outskirts of Malmö. The bus stops between two muddy fields, not far off the motorway. The motor is turned off and everything is silent and still.
After a while, sobs and heavy breathing is heard through the speakers of the bus. The sound appears to be from a well-dressed man trying to cross the fields. He stumbles and falls, over and over again, but stands up and struggles on. Worn out, he staggers towards the motorway as if to find the way home and the way out, out of his predicament.
Jannicke Låker (born in 1968 in Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) consistently works with staged situations. She creates environments, which provoke authentic reactions from the performers, thereby giving the audience a sense of the role of voyeurists. Thematically, her works are about prejudices and physical or emotional abuse. The intention is to expose the human being behind the actions, which often are intimate, private or commonplace. The fragility and the vulnerability of the performers are exposed, thus also turning the light towards the method and the thoughts of the director.