Performance, 45 minutes
2 performers, costumes, jeans, rope, bucket, water, wheeled board, almonds, fake eyelashes, latex gloves.
Concept, costumes, set design: Miriam Kongstad
Performance: Suvi Kemppainen, Miriam Kongstad
Sound design: Jonas Frederiksen, Miriam Kongstad
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Premiered at Sophiensaele, Berlin, DE.
As an individual, as women as Westeners we put on jeans. The contemporary corset. A familiar attire -this country was not built by men in suits- liberated, original, authentic -do you want to know what comes between me and my … ? Nothing!- the female body has indeed been portrayed as liberated in favour of advertising jeans, but has she just as much been constrained by the same material and clothing? -AAA IIII Æ Æ, reading is to the mind what Calvins are to the body- Worker’s Choice explores how the female body has been choreographed by jeans and its material denim -I did love you once- how the female appearance is portrayed -so that’s what happened to me, I’ve been calvinised- we dive into the liberated, free, sexual -person- and start with four legs and two pairs of blue jeans.
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Photos by Gerhard Ludwig