Murder In The Urban Heart

Picture by Anwar Saab, from Murder in Dreamland

OPENING EVENT AT CODA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL the 9TH OF OCTOBER 2009.

Site-specific vis á vis foyer at House of Dance in Oslo, Norway, on Lower Vulcan Area by Akerselva. The concept involved 9 international interdisciplinary artists and was executed as a performance installation. The viewers could follow the action through the glass windows of the foyer of the House of Dance. Video installation by Anwar Saab in the foyer.

Synopsis

The twins is seen young at heart, in white, in reminiscent of the past dreamland. Later the grown women arrives, in a suspense of a nomination, who will get the award? And who is wearing what. The event is enclosing, they have to dig into their own heart to murder their innocence, to be able to get to a new conclusion… Who dies -the young twins? or a part of everybody… the violent boxer… the lady in red… the bride…the surviving black hearted twin or the other twin… is the fisherman there will the mysterious parrot lady appear. The sound is crazy, the cars are fast, and the trucks continue to dig, further and further in the urban heart…The lonely red lady is dancing with a shadow and the couple is struggling . The heart is pounding. Blood is pumping and appearing…They celebrate life, and they live…

Photo by Christian Elgvin, featuring Laura Christina Brøvig Vallenes and Kristina Knaben Hennestad

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Ella Christina Fiskum

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring (Tomlinson) Ella Christina Fiskum and Catharina Vehre Gresslien

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Garry Tomlinson

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Fiskum

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Thomas, flyfisher

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Ella Christina Fiskum

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Catharina Vehre Gresslien

Photo by Christian Elgvin, featuring Laura Christina Brøvig Vallenes and Kristina Knaben Hennestad

Photo by Christian Elgvin, featuring Laura Christina Brøvig Vallenes and Kristina Knaben Hennestad

Photo by Anwar Saab, featuring Ella Christina Fiskum

Photo above by Christian Elgvin, detail


Video from the workshop of the project by one of the artist: the correspondent Anwar Saab


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