The History of Velocity

Zilberman Gallery. Photo by Chroma.

Zilberman Gallery. Photo by Chroma.

Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway, 2015

Meteor Festival, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway, 2015  

Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018

The History of Velocity project includes sculptures and performances that address the desire for the sensual glide of automotive speed and the mechanical artefacts that produce it and signify it. Two mirrored bodies sit amongst an interrelated arrangement of metallic rods, lights and weights. The space seems to fold upon itself as the two figures perpetually motor pieces made out of car hood ornaments. 

"...The dream of velocity is like being caught between the desire to glide in beautiful speed, and the paralysing possibility of the accident. There’s something erotic and monstrous about velocity..."

From:  Interview with Heather Jones in Contemporary Arts Stavanger

Music: adapted fragments from Ogives I, II, III and IV by Eric Satie
Performers: Marco Herløv Høst, Snorre Jeppe Hansen
Dramaturgical Advisor: Bojana Bauer
Development Advisor: Anne-Cécile Sibué-Birkeland
Text: Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, and Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger and The Arts Council Norway.


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