Monthly Archives : October 2017
I DN igår om Lilith och Gatewy och Orient Express, Yourself! KUL!
“Som vanligt är det genomarbetat och storslaget. Under sina tio år har Lilith etablerat ett unikt svenskt konstrum där performancegenren fått växa både i storlek och betydelse.
Även om omfångsrika produktioner inte är något nytt i sig har villkoren inom performance länge varit sådana att de favoriserat snabba och improviserade happenings. Inget ont i dem, men Lilith har visat att performancekonst är mer än så. Med sin institutionella plattform har de produktionsmässigt, men framför allt publikt skapat förutsättningar för att ta den till en ny nivå. Där andra sedan kunnat följa efter.”
Dan Jönsson DN
In the newspaper yesterday about Lilith, The gateway and Orient Express, Yourself! GREAT!
” Sometimes you’re lucky. Apparently, our spacecraft has fallen off course and we have landed on an unknown, dark planet where the queen and her cloned satellites invite to a party with bubbles in neon-blinking glasses and some kind of space-tapas,
ingeniously sereved as molecular models. They shine like gems but taste surprisingly similar to our own chocolate balls, grapes and petits chouxes.
Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö turns ten years and celebrates during this fall with a whole series of imaginative parties. Myriam Laplantes extraterrestrial cocktail party last weekend was the second in the series, an odd mix of new- spiritual science fiction and playful Halloween party where it struck garish, ironic sparks between the props colliding symbols. Zombies and caramel colors. Smoke machine and cookies.
As usual, it is well-worked and magnificent. During its ten years, Lilith has established a unique Swedish art space where the gengre of performance been allowed to grown both in size and importance.
Although extensive productions are not new in themselves, the terms of performance have long been such that they favored fast and improvised happenings. No bad in that, but Lilith has shown that performance art is more than that. With its institutional platform, they have productionwise, but above all, audiencewise created conditions for bringing it to a new level. Where others could follow.
There is a built-in contradiction in the institutional experiment that Lilith has become increasingly skilled in dealing with. The artistic chances of rapid production meet the audience’s expectations in a way that makes uncertainty an asset. Some become pure magic, some fall flat to the ground, and rarely there is any space in between.
In short, it is a risky venture, which as Laplante, try to balance the moods of the novelty space story and the yawning of children in the same work. If that succeeds depends largely on the audience.
The performances in the autumn series “You are Invited” are made by all artists who have been in the past. Myriam Laplante was introduced in 2013 with a deep-psychological maze where surveillance cameras acted as a connecting metaphor.
Dafna Maimon, who started the fall, stood last year for one of Lilith’s more unforgettable productions, the Sleeping beauty –like “Modern Lives” with somnambulist-like
actors in a spooky century-shifted environment. Her performance now in September was a reconstruction of Finland’s first falafel kiosk, where the food was paid by the audience responding to strained questions about their growth and did not have the same energy at all.
But here, such distinctions are not as important. For the faithful audience, it is exciting to follow how Maimon is looking for inspiration in her personal history – the falafel place in Helsinki was run by her dad, while the characters in “Modern Lives” were based on a figure her mother created.
What Lilith offers is a scene for experiments where the audience is included as an obvious part of the trial process. It’s a luxury to be a part. As I said, sometimes you are lucky.”
written by Dan Jönsoon / DN
” The Gateway is a most interesting and wonderful strange sci-fi dinner to be a guest in, where you switch between feeling strange and welcome.” – – Mette Garfield Kunsten.nu
HAPPY to read about Lilith’s second performance dinner – YOU ARE INVITED – The Gateway by Myriam Laplante Oct 12-14 in Kunsten.nu
“ The Canadian artist Myriam Laplante invited us to a strange, futuristic performance dinner at Lilith Performance Studio in Malmo on the occasion of Lilith’s 10th anniversary:
Time is another. Or at least difficult to suggest in the Canadian artist Myriam Laplantes performance installation The Gateway at Lilith Performance Studio in Malmo. There is a large digital clock on the wall. It counts up or down after our known seconds, but the numbers do not match our schedule: 27:35:40.
The room is dark, but rather lit by several lamps with multicolored lights in the attic. At one end of the room are a number of strange creatures on a scene; they may not be less like the Norwegian artist Tori Wråné’s troll characters or space workers from the Star Trek series. The beings are completely masked and are in a way recognizable and at the same time not at all. At the other end of the room is another strange creature. Raised as on throne. She welcomes you with phrases that might come from popular sci-fi movies or series? The scene where space workers meet people.
A significant place for performing arts
Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö is a great place that can produce performances under proper terms for the artists. The place is one of the few in the world that has performance art and theater as the only main priority. Here, performance art is treated with care and not just an exciting, bodily live feature for a fernization. National and international performance artists will be able to experiment with Lilith Performance Studio, as well as the artists have longer production runs, reminiscent of the test runs at a theater. In addition, the site has potential for producing large scale performance pieces. The place is therefore very important and distinctive for the performance scene in the Nordic region and the rest of the world.
Laplantes’s work therefore also develops into a form of ritual. The masked creatures go slowly in rows around us, the audience. It’s hard to know where to stand and go how to act. They do not really look at us and sneak in between us, from behind or from the side. Suddenly they only stand there.
The lights in the ceiling are lowered, and the creatures carry them serially around the room on pillows, which were the irreplaceable, very valuable items. Later they come in with slices of food that are put on the tables in the room. The food is colored, strange, it is at once different and recognizable. It also turns out to be mozzarella cheese, biscuits, common recipe snacks. Then the creatures come in with flashing glass that would make any discofest honor. Then the disk is up for sci-fi anniversary dinner!
Inner demons or societal references
The Sci-Fi performance dinner of Laplante is image-saturated and tempting just to look beyond being strange to move around. It’s hard to navigate and know how to deal with space creatures. You get alienated, but the work does not get really uncomfortable. We all know the frame as a dinner and we are invited.
The work is melancholy, as the creatures seem so sad, but at the same time The Gateway seems cynical because they are not communicating with. The creatures are cold. Of course, the work, as science fiction often does, refers critically to our society, where one can also feel strangers to each other and unable to act and communicate. Or the creatures may be the expression of our inner, sad demons or suspicions of human sadness. Unfortunately, The Gateway is characterized by a few clichés, and it might have been interesting with more interaction, as it is hard to hear the woman’s important ending replay at all, but in addition, The Gateway is a most interesting and wonderful strange sci-fi dinner to Be a guest, where you switch between feeling strange and welcome.
The performance series You are invited to Lilith Performance Studio on the occasion of Lilith’s 10th anniversary
Written by: Mette Garfield / Kunsten.nu
HELT UTSÅLT IKVÄLL OCH LÖRDAG DEN 14:E OKT!
SOLD OUT TONIGHT AND SATURDAY 14TH OCT!!!
Biljetter till performancemiddag nr 3 – YOU ARE INVITED – Kalo Kalo av Odun Orimolade (NIG) 24 -25 nov, släpps på måndag den 23:e oktober!
Tickets to the third performance dinner YOU ARE INVITED – Kalo Kalo by Odun Orimolade (NIG) 24 -25 of Nov, will be released on Monday the 23rd of October
An entity from a parallel universe – First Try out yesterday!
DREAM TEAM for real <3
The Gateway by the Queen Myriam Laplante opens on Thursday 12th – Warmly Welcome to another sphere!
Men du bör boka. Bäst via sms på 0768112616
PAY _WHAT_YOU_WISH but best to book in advance, send a text to 0768112616
Fint inslag om Lilith 10 år på Kulturnyheterna!!!
Swedish Television about Lilith 10 years, fun! ENJOY!
Kulturnyheterna – Mån 2 okt 21.39 i SVT Play
Och längre inslag i Lokala Nyheter Skåne.
Tio år av performance – Lilith i Malmö jubilerar i SVT Play