December, 2020 | “Pandemia Mundi; Stages of Epidemics”, Helsinki (FI)
PURGE/Act.4 is a 12 min video work created for the exhibition Pandemia Mundi; Stages of Epidemics at Työhuone – an artspace in Helsinki – by invitation from the french curator/theatre artist/art researcher Vincent Roumagnac. The video is shot in an empty black box with flickering lights and the choreography happens through a voiceover that rapidly delivers a continuous stream of images:
“A darkness is scorched with light.
A singer on stage primal screams.
A pail of milk is tipped over.
A city is carpet-bombed.
Sense is obliterated.
Oceans turn to fire.
Someone coughs up blood.
Someone talks in tongues.
Someone laughs uncontrollably.
Someone gets well.
Someone says what’s on their heart (…)”
Conception: Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg and Jonathan Bonnici
Text: Jonathan Bonnici
Mixing: S. Rieser
Video edit: Jeffrey Scott Stratton
Supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation
Thank you: Husets Teater