Findlay//Sandsmark is the Norway-based performance company created by acclaimed theatre and video artist and Collapsable Giraffe co-founder Iver Findlay and choreographer and dancer Marit Sandsmark (Artist of the Year, Stavanger, Norway, 2006). With “fractured bones/ let’s get lost”, they conspire with performers Eric Dyer of Radiohole and video game modder Victor E. Morales, collecting and culling impulses to disappear. Together they generate a high octane and moving performance that integrates theatre, dance, live music and video installation to craft a slippery and nebulous take on futurism.
Iver Findlay & Marit Sandsmark conspire with Eric Dyer and Victor E. Morales
U.S. Premiere: SEPTEMBER 5 - 9 @ 8PM
“Fractured bones/ let’s get lost” is an energetic performance meditation on disappearance and presence. It takes the Flitcraft parable about a ‘disappearer’ from Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” and Jean-Luc Godard’s futuristic classic “Alphaville” as a starting point to investigate the idea of object permanence and performance while picking apart hard-boiled motifs to create a dialectic between the present and the future, the interior and the exterior. The performance is set across a landscape of projections and trashed video monitors revealing a discourse between the natural and synthetic.
Performances of “fractured bones/ let’s get lost” will take place Wednesday - Sunday, September 5 - 9 at 8:00 P.M., at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013). Running time: 60 minutes.
All tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 212-966-3651 or emailing email@example.com.
Am I in? (or out?) Am I lost? (Or found?)
Don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Do nothing of any notice, nothing to make anyone remember you. Everything by chance. All words without thought. Follow that which you love in a straight line.
“fractured bones/ let’s get lost”
By: Iver Findlay//Marit Sandsmark with Eric Dyer and Victor E. Morales
Set design assistance and consultant: Ruud van den Akker
Marit Sandsmark’s costume by Mia Koch
Supported by Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, City of Stavanger-kulturbyfondet, FFUK, Rogaland Fylkeskommune, and STIKK.
Co-produced by: Black Box Teater, Oslo, Tou Scene, Stavanger and RAS (Regional Arena for Samtidsdans), Sandnes
“fractured bones/ let’s get lost” was first performed and co-produced by Oslo’s Black Box Teater as part of the Ultima Festival in 2011.
Findlay//Sandsmark is a Stavanger, Norway based performance company working across the disciplines of dance, theatre, live music, and video art. They have made two large scale performances- “now and nowhere else” (U.S. Premiere: Performance Space 122, 2010) and “fractured bones/ let’s get lost” which was presented by Oslo’s Black Box Teater as part of the Ultima Festival, as well as Tou Scene in Stavanger. “fractured bones/let’s get lost” will also be presented at Teaterhust Avant Garden in Trondheim, Norway at the end of September. Their new project, “biograph- last year was pretty/shitty”, a collaboration with artist/performer Joe Truman and playwright/director Young Jean Lee, will premiere in early 2013, and is co-produced by Black Box Teater in Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen , and Tou Scene in Stavanger. Findlay//Sandsmark will create a short piece for the DOGMA project as part of Oktoberdans, the international dance festival at BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen in Fall 2012.
Websites: The Performing Garage | Findlay//Sandsmark