The precarious social conditions of our time demand constant availability, total flexibility, and endless creativity, but do not offer any security, recovery, or togetherness. Overtaken by the discomfort of anxiety, The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra try to stuff the holes, control whatever possible, meditate, hide in plain sight, pack their 72-hour survival bag, and make plans, plans, plans to escape.
Inside a tent-like parasitic hideout that is attached to the Mad House building, the artists perform texts, sounds, rituals and actions relating to the precarious social conditions of late capitalism. Inside the theatre building, the performance can be watched on video from four surveillance cameras surveilling the artists and the surroundings.
The Performance duo The Disengaged Free Jazz Orchestra (Maria Stiernborg and Kajsa Wadhia) has investigated precarious working conditions, neoliberal capitalism and the artist as worker through various experiments and research areas. With their backgrounds in choreography and scenography and visual arts, the duo has developed a unique expression, combining strong visual elements and playful experimentations with language, voice and text.
With and by: Maria Stiernborg & Kajsa Wadhia
Photo: Jose Figureoa
Supported by: Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
The durational performance starts on Thursday, March 8. The visit of this artictic group culminates in the performance on Saturday 10th of March. The performance is shown on the same ticket with Orfee Schuijt's Shaking The Libidinous.