- Radical, from latin origin radix (root), refers to describing a person or a movement striving for thorough transformations and reforms.
DESPERADO is an immersive performance piece about devotion and hurt feelings. It is about the end that justifies the means and how limits are moved not to be crossed. DESPERADO takes the form of a protection program, a discrete messenger that aims to speak to our potentials of resistance as well as urging to soul searching and doubts.
During two hours and within safe conditions you are offered an opportunity to explore and formulate your own radical potential.
In DESPERADO contemporary sociological theory on political identity meets psychoanalytical models for love and devotion. It deals with deeply complicated questions concerning inclusion and alienation. How is trust negotiated between individuals and society and what happens when this trust is damaged?
”Are you afraid? Discouraged? I’m waiting outside. You will know it’s me. I’ll look ordinary. Wearing an ordinary jacket.”
This presentation is a collaboration between MDT and Turteatern, Kärrtorp. More info at
- About Poste Restante
- POSTE RESTANTE is a Swedish performance company that aims to challenge a theatre tradition that establishes theatre as a mass medium and the audience as a mass by suggesting new agreements between the artwork and the visitors. POSTE RESTANTE creates immersive performances that take the form of unexpected but honest running activities. In clear and concrete ways, each visitor is invited to participate tangibly and, with maintained integrity, reflect upon complex questions. It might be a rehab centre for people that struggle with achieving ”fun” (The Economy of Pleasure, 2012) or a members club that aims to create the foundation for a new egalitarian civilization (The Leviathan Camaraderie, 2015).
Poste Restante often returns to questions concerning co-existence, conscience and collapse. The individual visitor holds the position of being the ultimate topic, the main character and final receiver. The performances do not offer any pre-maid solutions, but a space for each visitor to dwell on difficult questions and find her own solutions. Met with respect for her specific circumstances each visitor is offered an opportunity to take her emotions seriously.
- Concept and direction: POSTE RESTANTE (Linn Hilda Lamberg) with Eric Sjögren and Josefina Björk. DESPERADO is produced by POSTE RESTANTE and TUR-teatern in collaboration with MDT. DESPERADO is financed with support by Stockholm Stads Kulturförvaltning, Konstnärsnämnden and Stockholms läns landsting. The work of POSTE RESTANTE is supported by Kulturrådet. POSTE RESTANTE is represented by Key Performance.