”Paranormal” is a performance for three 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
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 headphones on and a bag in
their lap. 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.
Narrators: Andreas Kundler, Jan Modin and
Sound technician: Stefan Ekström
With support from: The Swedish Arts Grants
Committee. Many thanks to Anna Högberg.
Photographs: John Håkansson.
”Paranormal” was conceived for the exhibition
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.