MARVIN GAYE CHETWYND
THE ELIXIA APP (EPISODE ONE)
Opening & Performance:
Fri 29.4.2016, 7pm
Visningsrommet USF, Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen
Please join us on Friday 29 April at 7pm for the premiere of a brand new work by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The Elixia App (Episode One), commissioned by Bergen Assembly.
Part of a serial production with interrelated events in April, September, and November, this piece is being developed and reconfigured throughout the year in collaboration with a troupe of participants, centered upon Bergen octogenarians and elderly members of the local community.
Questing for the grail of aged wisdom, The Elixia App (Episode One) channels Sean Connery in red trunks and thigh-high boots (as seen in the Sci-Fi travesty Zardoz, 1974) as it sets up a choreography to empower and extract the fierce and fearless insight that might come with experience. A giant head, a machine which grinds people into biscuits, a well-being/euthanasia room, and collectively handprinted/-painted costumes – all are elements of this exoskeleton of layered human knowledge.
The live performance is free; no tickets or pre-registration needed.
Following the performance, Visningsrommet USF hosts an exhibition condensing the artist’s research in Bergen up to this point, while tracing her long-term experiments with materials, spontaneous processes, and participatory actions.