In Unfortunate Desires, Erik Valentin Berg offers the world of our dreams, where all the bad guys are gone and the technologies of political self-design are available to everybody left over, even to the closeted machos.
Take a seat in our theatre and watch soft, postmodern men in full effect. Not “hurt” and “white”, but vulnerable and shining instead. Attack and he will open up, scream at him and he will listen, point out our privileges and we will hand them over, right to you into the auditorium. You are now facing the new-male performer using compliance and attentiveness as silencing weapons.
You are invited to feel the comfort of self-assured identities presenting you the latest advancements in non-toxic masculinity in a streamlined format, with remarkable resemblance of a popular lecture format on the internet. Get saturated by our contact with our emotions as we blow the whistle on ourselves, in a private feminist self enhance.
- About Erik Valentin Berg
Erik Valentin Berg is an artist working in between the practices of choreographing, directing, and curating. His work articulates questions of language, desire and power and holds the form of performances and installations where the audience-artwork encounter is heavily orchestrated to allow immersion into paradoxes. Former member of internationally noted performance company Poste Restante 2009-2016, Erik Valentin Berg is now realizing work under his own name in a range of different constellations, most notable with composer Mats Erlandsson.
Concept and Choreography: Erik Valentin Berg. Music: Mats Erlandsson. Performance: Alberto Franceschini. Lights: Anton Andersson. Production: Sara Bergsmark/MDT. Technicians: Björn Kuajara, Katti Alm. Supported by: Swedish Arts Council and The City of Stockholm.