Presented 5. October 2006 Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad
Also shown 3. February 2007 during 'Glasnost'
Tutored by Hans Ove Granat and Carle Lange
Some gifts are as fragile as they are valuable and need to be handled with the deepest feeling and care. My gift is the opportunity to fly. I am given feathers to build myself wings that will carry me across the world skies, but I am afraid I might brake them. I am afraid I might destroy this wonderful gift so I ask: Is this the right time? Can I trust myself to use them properly? Should I not keep the feathers somewhere safe for later? For sometime later when I might feel more able?
A sound/object installation using two rooms in an old stone cellar with low ceiling. On the floor of the main room are three feathers conserved in three materials: wax, plastic and plaster. Next to them are three imprints of the same feathers in the same material. The only light in the space is a spotlight lighting the feathers. Through a small arch leading into a pitch black side room comes the sound of a fluttering bird. Every once in a while a single tone from a piano makes the bird sit down a bit before it flutters again. The space is open for the audience to enter and leave as they wish.