COMING UP: JÖRÐ
Weaving the thematic threads of nature, female experience, and Nordic mythological figures into a modern mythology of its own; the multidisciplinary installation and performance piece JÖRÐ plays on the comical absurdity in our current reality.
The centre of the creative process is an exploration of the meeting between is an exploration of the meeting between the practices of film, music composition and dance/performance The artistic team includes film director Maria Tórgarð (FO), composer Lil Lacy (DK), choreographers and performing artists Louise Pousette (SE), Tiia Kasurinen (FI) and Vár Árting (FO). The result is a piece of work that can exist in two different constellations; an audio-visual installation piece and a performance piece in which the choreography and installation marry into an immersive experience for the audience as the installation transformers into the scenography.
Thematically the work explores female identity and femininity through a contemporary Nordic lens. JÖRÐ reflects the contradicting standards and expectations one encounters by being female; the natural and pure and the superficial and materialistic. Inspired by myths, sagas and cultural images such as the Little Mermaid, the Seal Woman and Beyonce, we interpreted these icons into strong female characters with a twist of pop culture references and drag.
The full work will premiere at the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands in October 2023, who are the co-producers of JÖRÐ.
JÖRÐ -video installation premiered 11.11.2022 @ KoncertKirken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Core Artistic Team
Maria Guldbrandsø Tórgarð (FO)
Director/Editor and administrator
Vár Bech Árting (FO)
Dance/Performing arts and administrator
Louise Pousette (SV)
Tiia Kasurinen (FI)
Lil Lacy (DK)
This project has been supported by: Nordisk Kulturfond, Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Tórshavnar Kommunu, Mobility Funding og Norðurlandahúsið í Føroyum