Janna Holmstedt

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| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
| works | projects | writing |stage | statement | resumé | recent and upcoming
 

Paranormal
Performance for three listeners/actors. Table, chairs, outdoor bench, bags with props, audioguides and headphones.
Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009.
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 

”Paranormal” is a performance for 3 persons, which takes place inside and outside the gallery space. It can also be described as an illustrated audio book in three chapters – or as a choreography where people behave in public space.
The audio guides represent three different views on the same situation, where the main characters are the Woman, the Man and the Authority. The performance starts when the visitors are seated behind a table with a bag in their lap and headphones on. The three audio guides are started at the same time. From now on the listeners are both audience and actors. The listeners are asked to do very ordinary and trivial things, but when acting together they create an absurd situation, which can be interpreted differently depending on which part you play.
”Paranormal” has been inspired by neuropsychiatric case studies. It is about short-circuited social interactions, about when eyesight becomes a disability and normal behavior is regarded as suspicious.

Length: 3 x 11 min.
Language: Swedish
Narrators: Andreas Kundler, Jan Modin and Ulla-Britt Norrman
Sound engineer: Stefan Ekström
With support from: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Many thanks to Anna Högberg.
Photographs: John Håkansson.

”Paranormal” was conceived for the exhibition Konsthall SE, curated by Po Hagström, where 12 artists were invited to present new proposals for public art that does not require eyesight, at Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 29-Oct 11, 2009.

 
 
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