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.
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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