by Ludvig Daae & Joanna Nordahl
With “HYPERFRUIT”, choreographer and dancer Ludvig Daae and film maker Joanna Nordahl research how our close relationships are distorted or glorified when the main communication takes place online. This fascination and love/hate dependency of the internet is something Daae and Nordahl share, after spending years in long distance relationships. What happens when our way of experiencing information on the internet is used as dramaturgy for a performance? When conventional connections and causalities such as “beginning, middle, end” or “1, 2, 3” are replaced by for example “2, pineapple, 1, Beyoncé”?
In “HYPERFRUIT” Joanna and Ludvig will continue the research from their previous performance, “MM”; what is the difference between communicating physically compared to digitally, measured in emotional impact. All online communication means a distance, a filter if you like. The most obvious reason being the dependency of a physical tool or machine. The communication may be “live”, but then always filtered through something non-organic. Joanna and Ludvig will be live on stage, live on film and recorded on film. These different versions of them all communicate with each other and the audience, expanding the physical and spatial limitations. “HYPERFRUIT” never shows the internet – “HYPERFRUIT” is the internet as a world or essence. An emotional longing for closeness and intimacy is present throughout the performance, and the communicative obstructions challenge the relationship between both Joanna and Ludvig, and between them and the audience.
Concept, direction, choreography and performance by Ludvig Daae and Joanna Nordahl. Producer: Sara Bergsmark. Costume design: Tove Berglund. Composer: William Rickman. Lighting consultant: Chrisander Brun. 3D animation/VFX: Petter Bergmar, Good Motion. “In memoriam” and trailer: Ossian Melin. Film production by INDIO / DoP: Rob Witt, Producer: Kim Jansson, Focus puller: Johnny Isaksson, Lighting: Johan Gärskog, Lighting assistant: Anton Höjer, Grip: Kalle Linde, Sound: George Hagstrand, Hair/Make: Louise Linder, Production assistant: Marcus Bile, Editor: Milad Moore, Colorist: Oskar Larsson, Online/Vfx: Markus Rosén.
Supported by: Arts Council Norway and City of Stockholm. Co-produced by MDT, Dansstationen and Atalante. This presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission. Residencies at Kinitiras Studio in Athens and O Espaço do Tempo in Portugal.