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PROJECTS:

- (S)TONE
- THE SPELLING AND THE SPELL
OF DYING MEN

- TWO VOICES IN THREE PARTS
- ANTIPHON
- PERFORMANCES FOR THE LITERARY
SALON SEMAFOR

- PLAY ONWARDS (A PLAY ON WORDS)
- JUDITH SLAYING HOLOFERNES

- JAG OCH MIN MOR
- NEVER HAS REACH
- TA
LAKTERNA / THE SPEECH ACTS
- SOM RUMMEN SKRIVS
- BÄRARN

- THE HEROIC
- CE MOT HOME / ORDET HEM
- KATARINA ANA NERVOSA
- BEHIND THE WHITE DOOR

- LIGGAREN
- A WHILE AGO I DECIDED TO EAT

- ISN'T IT TOUCHING


DOCTORAL PROJECT:

HOWE ACROSS READING -
PERFORMING THE PAST




CURATORIAL // EDITORIAL:

- IN THE ACT
- IN THE ACT - THE PUBLICATION
- SVART FET JOR
D / BLACK FAT SOIL



THE SPELLING AND THE SPELL
OF DYING MEN
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PERFORMANCE, 17 MIN, 2011

The Spelling and the Spell of Dying Men is a
performance exploring relations between the
Christian martyr Saint Sebastian, and the writer
Yukio Mishima. Mishima was born 1925 in
Japan and commited ritual suicide “seppuku” in
1970. In the autobiographical novel Confessions
of a Mask the writer describes an erotic encounter
with a reproduction of a painting of the saint.
Sebastian is depicted in his most famous pose,
arms above his head, one over the other, tied to
a tree and pierced by arrows. This ekphrastic
scene has worked as a point of departure for the
project, and is explored through text, sound and
still and moving image.

Textual and physical transformation, the aspect
of becoming through language and image is a
core theme explored within the framework of
the project. The performance presents possible
readings of links between the writer and the saint,
elaborating on aspects of surface, heroic death,
the act of writing masculinity and the conjuring
of men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STILLS FROM THE VIDEO
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PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION
SARAJEVO, SEPTEMBER 2011


Photograph by Hanna Wilde

 

 

 





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