Possible Worlds is an ongoing experiment in worldmaking and rendition. It’s mainpart is a liveimprovised audiovisual performance, that is organised for selected audiences. The performance is based on surreal juxtapositions and layerings of sound and images collected on field trips to various sites in different parts of the world. In the first iteration of the performance this material was combined with sounds and images from the archives and collections at The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. The result was an attempt to explore notions of ethnographic surrealism. As new iterations of the work are performed, new material is added and included in the worldmaking-sessions. Central for the work is live improvised sound and video that is juxtaposed with a certain material object related to the show.
The first version of Possible Worlds was made with support by The Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm. below is a trailer/teaser for that iteration of the work:
During a month in the end of 2014 three iterations of the work was performed in three very different spaces. The first one in something called “The Myth Theatre” in The Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, November 2014.The second in “The Red Room” at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö, as part of the festival Tacit or Loud, December 2014. The third one took place in “The Multipurpose Room” at The Design Hub, at RMIT University, Melbourne in December 2014. In November 2016 it was used as part of a module in the master-programme course “Strategies for Composing Cultural Analysis”.Possible Worlds is planned to be performed in other spaces and for new audienced as part of this ongoing experimentation.