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Performance at library Leuven - STUK Leuven (BE)
Moving in November

Moving in November presents: Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine by Mette Edvardsen

Books are read to remember and written to forget. To memorize a book, or more poetically ‘to learn a book by heart’, is in a way a rewriting of that book. Mette Edvardsen’s project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine consists of a library of living books, performers who have memorized a book of their choice. The books are passing their time in the library, walking around, talking together, and reading, ready to be consulted by a visitor. The visitors choose a book they would like to read, and the book brings its reader to a place or a walk outside, while reciting its content – and possibly valid interpretations. In Helsinki, the living books are part of Moving in November festival 3.-13.11.2022.

The project will be presented in Helsinki Kunsthalle in the midst of an ongoing exhibition, as part of Moving in November festival 2022. The visitor can choose between two Finnish, two Swedish and two English titles.

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Concept: Mette Edvardsen
With: Staffan Eek, Sarah Ludi, Siriol Joyner, Mette Edvardsen, Freja Bäckman, Satu Herrala and Mikko Hyvönen
Production assistant: Andrea Skotland
Graphic design print: Michaël Bussaer
Production: Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
Co-production: Dubbelspel – STUK Kunstencentrum & 30CC (Leuven), Dance Umbrella (London), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), NEXT Arts Festival (Valenciennes, Lille, Kortrijk, Villeneuve d’Ascq), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Oslobiennalen First Edition 2019-2021 (Oslo), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), 34th São Paulo Biennale (São Paulo), Centre chorégraphique national de Caen in Normandie (Caen), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris)
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd
Title: “Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine” is a sentence from a book by Alexander Smith appearing in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)

Visit supported by: The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation and Nordic Culture Point