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THE 4TH MORNING

THE 4TH MORNING

Concept and staging: Jon R. Skulberg & Signe Klejs

Videoart: Signe Klejs

Scenography and light: Jon R. Skulberg

Text: Anne Helene Guddal

Costume design: Mads Dinesen 

Composer: Andreas Busk

Dramaturg: Astrid Hansen Holm 

Co-lightdesign: Kerstin Weimers 

Performers: Lisbeth Sonne Andersen, Anne Mette Gravgaard, Malene Andreasen, Finn Adrian Jorkjen, Irmelin Rønsholdt/Alma Stent 

Creative producer, agent: Lene Bang
Producer: Louise Kirkegaard/1:1 Produktion
Technical production: Lumen

Co-production: Bora-Bora

Premiere: Bora-Bora, January 2017


- a performance about formation and reformation.

The 4th morning is a merge of video art and a performance piece. A possible image of us – the late modern man.

Creation stories explain how the known world began and how man entered into it. These stories are challenged at the intersection of religion and science. Is it  possible to refer to them in our time, where secular thoughts and rational sciences dominate? Can a society exist without? Regardless
 of how the creation of man happened, we are, irrefutably, its consequence. Our awakening in the morning and rising from a bed is an extension of that very same gesture which started billions of years ago.

In the piece we meet, playing themselves: a priest Anne Mette Gravgaard, who once lost her left arm and right leg to a traffic accident, transgendered Malene Andreasen, and a young artist Finn Adrian Jorkjen. We also encounter a performer  Lisbeth Sonne Andersen who embodies the enigmatic. The narrator is a child.

Technology, surgery, and globalization phenomena have created  endless possibilities for human formation and reformation. What importance does this premise have to our live?

In a visual and choreographic composition, a variation of embodied experiences, physical memories, and mythical blends within a sensing space of constant change. The 4th morning is a performance by Signe Klejs and Jon R. Skulberg.