Already we have come to the END!!
It has been a fantastic marvelous magical ride through this fall of out BIG celebtration of outr ten YEARS as a performance studio.
Tonight it will be the grand finale with our darlings – the wonderful art collective The Icelandic Love Corporation ( Madam Jóní Jónsdóttir and Madam Eirún Sigurdardóttir) <3
Fint skrivet om YOU ARE INVITED – Baby Shower for Mary av Clemens Altgård i Skånska Dagbladet i dag.
” Performancekonst kan vara otäck och oroande, men den kan också vara riktigt trevlig som denna kväll, om än inte utan spänningsmoment. En värdig avslutning på årets jubileumsaktiviteter.”
Very beautiful art review written by Clemens Altgård in today’s newspaper Skånska Dagbladet of, our last performance dinner by fab The Icelandic Love Corporation YOU ARE INVITED – Baby Shower for Mary
“Performance Art can be nasty and disturbing, but it can also be really nice like this evening, though not without tension torque. A worthy end to this year’s anniversary activities.”
Väldigt fin skrivet också av Anders E Larsson i Kristianstadsbladet:
” ILC:s uttryck hittas någonstans i skärningspunkten mellan (ett spelat) gravallvar och humorn som lurar i nästa andetag – kepsarna med en pärla längst fram på skärmkanten, som vi tar på oss för att hitta ”our inner pearl”, är ett exempel; detta paras med en samtidskommenterande attityd och en road nyfikenhet på hur vi som besökare hanterar de instruktioner vi får. Madamernas mjuka handlag och isländskt spirituella/ironiska mantran gör oss beredvilliga: ”The beginning and the end, the love and the drops, your rain of gold” – och så sprejas det polkagris(?)doftande vätska över våra huvuden.”
Also very well written art review by Anders E Larsson in in Kristianstadsbladet today:
“The ILC’s expression is found somewhere at in intersection (an acted) grave seriousness and humor lurking in the next breath – the caps with a pearl at the front of the cap edge, which we put on to find” our inner pearl”, is one example; this is paired with a contemporary commentary attitude and an amused curiosity about how we as visitors handles the instruction we receive. Madame soft touch and Icelandic spiritual / ironic mantras makes us entreated: “the beginning and the end, the love and the drops, your rain of gold “- and then a fragrance of mint scented liquid is sprayed over our heads.”
Sydsvenskan recension skriven av Christine Antaya: https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2017-12-16/en-trivsel-av-det-radikala-slaget
” Att sätta hushållsarbete eller det vardagliga i centrum är en inarbetad feministisk strategi inom konsten, men här görs det inte främst för att uppmärksamma värdesystem, utan för att betona idén om omsorg och det kollektiva. Performancekonst spelar mycket på publikens förväntningar och okunskap, vilket ofta bidrar till en spänning i rummet. Detta verks små gester av tacksamhet och respekt – vi får våra händer tvättade, görs delaktiga och uppmuntras – bidrar istället till en avväpnande trivsel. Det kan låta trivialt, men när vi står där och sjunger, en mörk decemberkväll 2017, välkomnar jag denna trivsel och uppfattar den som radikal.”
“To put household or everyday work in the center is an incorporated feminist strategy in the art, but this is not primarily aimed at paying attention to value systems, but to emphasize the idea of care and the collective. Performance art plays a lot about the audience’s expectations and ignorance, which often contributes to the excitement of the room, which makes little gestures of gratitude and respect – we get our hands washed, participated and encouraged – instead contributes to a disgusting well-being. It may sound trivial, but when we stand there and sing, a dark December evening 2017, I welcome this well-being and perceive it as radical. “
Last rehearsal of our grand finale in our anniversary series – YOU ARE INVITED – Baby Shower for Mary
by the fabulous amazing art collective The Icelandic Love Corporation and dream participants!
Feeling blessed and happy!
Tonight it will be wonderful.
Baby Shower for Mary will be shown 3 times with the lovely participant: Jóní Jónsdóttir, Eirún Sigurðardóttir,
Tania Naranjo, Agnes Wästfelt, Lo Pettersson-Lundgren, Selma Kjellsson, Ida Mårdhed, Gittan Jönsson, Molly Berggren <3
THE STUDIO IS NOW IN THE LAST PHASE OF TRANSFORMING INTO THE LAST PERFORMANCE DINNER – BABY SHOWER FOR MARY BY THE ICELANDIC LOVE CORPORATION.
The ladies from Iceland have invaded the studio with their spirits and mind and are creating an unique celebration fro the unborn and the unknown.
This will be the finale of Lilith’s long celebration of its 10 years as a performance studio. It has been a blast, a joy a ride.
Tomorrow we open and it is fully booked all the performances on the 14th -16th.
See you again next year!
Thank you all for coming last weekend to our third Performance dinner Kalo Kalo!
What a blast and a spinning experience!
Enjoy a very well written review in Sydsvenskan of Liliths Kalo Kalo by star Odun Orimolade and a great interview in kunsten.nu.
Not everyday the reviewer gets mummified and likes it! https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2017-11-27/thomas-millroth-jag-blev-frivilligt-mumie
“Thomas Millroth: I became a voluntary mummy
Odun Orimolade creates various games with herself as cheating playmaker. Thomas Millroth gets into the play – and allow himself to be turned into mummy.”
“I became a volunteer mummy. The venue of the games moved from the room into my own body and mind when I was wrapped with tight fabric strips.
Could not move, saw nothing, the balance unstable, rocking. I felt hands lay me down on the floor, feet bounced around me, my body lifted to the wobbly upright
Normally a horror experience, now I was emptied, zeroed and surprised. “
“The meaning of the seemingly meaningless is an artistic challenge, which Orimolade fixed with a superb sense of timing,
and by using humor to override all the rules we are used to.
When finally the lights went out, it felt solemn, for this was an unusual evening with absurd moments and thoughtful surprises.With an irresistible slow performance Orimolade sucked me into another world.”
Thomas Millroth – Sydsvenskan
“The politics of the hostess” Interview 25 nov 2017 by Matthias Hvass Borello / kunsten.nu
“It always depends on hierarchies and a special goal that you’ve as a host by gather people. And that’s what I’m trying to make clear. None of us, nor I or the audience, are in total control. It is about the policy of the situation and a combination where I try to get an engagement released” the artist explains.
“That’s what I love by art. This feeling of: Okay, now we are in this situation along with all that it implies, “Elin Lundgren summons, who has been running Lilith Performance Studio with her partner Petter Petterson since 2007.
“I see this work as a very basic study of what a dinner is, why we are together and what to expect when it happens.
It’s all unpredictable because everyone gets so involved in the piece. In this connection, the work is also very much about the prejudices that may be in relation to African culture. “
“This is a situation where I try to fool you to let go of things that you normally don’t want to do. Normally, I would make myself vulnerable by investing myself in a hope to get something specific from you, but in this statement it is more orchestrated, but I still need guest response and commitment and they will be both homage and lose large. It will be constantly flowing because we always try to fit in – confirm our position to survive. You do not own anything in this circumstance, because it will always change, “Odun Orimolade expands.
“And when you accept an invitation, you agree to fit yourself to some extent under the intention and power of others,” points out Elin Lundgren and supplemented by Petter Petterson:
“Right now we do not know if people will be happy or angry when they go. It may be quite emotional. “
What an opening last Night!
YOU ARE INVITED – Kalo Kalo hit the wheel and gamble in to the night!
Happy happy! Thank you lovely wonderful participants, fab Odun Orimolade and all of you that came and took part <3
Love in the air.
On it again tonight! Only two more times to be in this extraordinary performance!
Two amazing tryouts of Lilith’s third perforrmance dinner – Kalo Kalo by Odun Orimolade
Kale Kalo iOS included in Lilith’s tenth anniversary series entitled YOU ARE INVITED that are run from September – December this fall!
Have a peak.
Thrilling and nervous feelin.
Thursday it OPENS!
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!
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