Again the sunset
Again The Sunset is where identity is multiplied over and over again by what it touches. It moves. It is a song, a speech and a story… It is a hard rock made hard when you hold it. It is quiet. And then it gets so loud….
Between concert and performance, Again The Sunset speaks of repetitions and cliches in histories of love in relation to natural elements and their inherent cycles. It is a haunted love song that travels through different materials; from the voice to the body to raw elements and materials, like an expressive entity without an inherent body. Physical and psycological labour are tied together; as labour moves a solid block of wood in space it also moves the psyche. While strenuous work brings out a sense of necessity to the voice and body, the laborous events leave material traces. The natural elements are met with a sculptural and sonic approach and their qualities become a guide to better understanding cycles and repetition. Again The Sunset is a rambling of thoughts in a night of insomnia, a limbo between the rational and abstract.
“Sometimes I have a feeling that stones aren’t actually what they say they are …
Maybe they aren’t even hard…
Do you ever wonder if stones are actually soft but tense up when we touch them?”
- Om Inga Huld Hákonardóttir och Yann Leguay
Inga Huld Hákonardóttir was born in Höfn in Iceland and now lives and works in Brussels. After graduating from P.A.R.T.S in 2014 she has worked within the field of performance as a performer, dancer and choreographer. As collaborator and performer Inga worked with Eleanor Bauer and composer Chris Peck in the contemporary musical, MEYOUCYCLE. She danced for Salva Sanchis in his most recent works Islands and Radical Light and performed/collaborated with the contemporary music ensembles ICTUS and GAME (Ghent Advanced Master Ensemble) in their project Ballet Mekanique. She also currently performs in Traces, a work by Rósa Ómarsdóttir. As a choreographer/maker Inga has has worked mostly in collaborative environments and has created several collaborative works in the past few years. She has worked extensively with Rósa Ómarsdóttir under the name Inga and Rósa. Their works include two duets; The Valley, and Wilhelm Scream, and one group piece, Da Da Dans which was a comission for The Icleandic Dance Company, in celebration of the Dada movements 100th anniversary. Their work focuses on seeking the friction between the symbolic and the sensorial. Inga has also collaborated extensively with Katie Vickers with whom she created the duet Slogan For Modern Times and the trio We Will Have Had Darker Futures they created together with choreographer Rebecca Stillman. Their work together focuses on situations and experiences that effect the moving hand of time. We Will Have Had Darker Futures dealt with strange anticipatory fantasies of the future that lie on a wide spectrum between hope and fear.
Brussels based artist Yann Leguay focuses on the notions of dematerialization, the use of interfaces and everything about the materiality of memory. In his sound practice he was defined as a “media saboteur” by the Consumer Waste label, seeking to fold the sound materiality in on itself using basic means in the form of objects, videos and performances. He has presented his work in many places and festivals all around Europe and further such as Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Club Transmediale, Centre Pompidou, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual. Since 2007, he’s also producing installations, sculptures and editions that integrates a critical approach to the meaning of the technological evolution. In concerts he pushes the boundaries of accepted norms of audio behavior, using uncommon machineries for the playback of audio media: opened hard-drives as turntables, an angle grinder as a microphone, the sound of the electricity and so on… His records release activity is equally unusual, releasing readable silkscreen records, a 7” single without a central hole, or a record composed from recordings of vinyl being scratched by scalpel. His Phonotopy label proposes a conceptual approach to recording media and he curates the DRIFT series on the Artkillart label. He is also involved in different collective projects as sound and music curator, and participates to graphical designs for books and revues.
Concept choreography and performance: Inga Huld Hákonardóttir. Musical composition and performance: Yann Leguay. Scenography: Inga Hákonardóttir and Yann Leguay. Light design: Gregory Rivoux. Artistic advice: Gaëtan Rusquet. Special thanks to: Lucille Calmel, Sandy Williams, Mette Edvardsen, Rósa Ómarsdóttir, Théophile Gay-Mazas, Aymeric de Tapol, Zakaria Almutlak, Clive Mitchell . Executive production: Kosmonaut. Co-production: DeSingel, MDT Stockholm, KWP- Pianofabriek. With the support of: CAMPO, wpZimmer, STUK. A special thanks to: Adam Weig and Cecilia Johansson for their time effort and kindness in our search for a suitable Swedish log.