24 SONGS
DISPLAY + MALE:FEMALE + MEINUNGSBILDUNGSINSTITUT
LANDMARK, BERGEN KUNSTHALL, BERGEN, NORWAY 24/04, 2002

The project was a collaboration with the performance group meinungsbildungsinstitut (Germany) which was established in 2001 by Christina Hänsel and Andre Eiermann from Giessen and the band male:female which consists Jan Christian Thommesen, Sindre Holme and Håvard Pedersen. The performance was based on live music, video, text and actions. The texts existed of 24 songs based on a 2002 version of the Odyssee and the theme of travelling. The performance maintained a complicated structure, where each song was connected to changes in video, sound and light. The performance was webcast live over the internet on Landmarks' website. Webcameras were used as an integral part of the performance and we sent postcards to the webcamera through a pulley system.

1.Song
transfer
The man is, as one can easily see, a traveller. The others have nothing with them.
He carries a postbag, which contains his nonsense. A map, his passport, and
a diary for writing down what he has seen. The bag is large, it makes him very visible.

19 song
transfer
Since he does not get drunk anymore, life has become different.
Flights and their free alcohol offers lack any thrill now.
The stewardess does not look beautiful anymore.
He wondered if next time he should go by train.


The project was co-prodused by BEK, Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst and financially supported by Bergen Kommune, Kulturavdelingen.