The Hard and the Soft – Boord
In 1957 the Swedish artist and writer Öyvind Falhström wrote the play Det hårda och det mjuka – Boord (The Hard and the Soft – Taable), a few years after he wrote his well known Manifesto for Concrete Poetry (1953). Fahlström certainly creates his own world where the hardships of life are rendered with a distinct brutality combined with an absurd humor. It is a world in which the borders between the individuals dissolve. They hit, they rub and use each other’s bodies in a way that is distinctly different from most social conventions. Even if other laws rule, it is a world that structurally reminds us of our own. Influenced by the repressing powers to make everything and everybody measurable the individuals consume each other.
Performed at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm City Theatre (Unga Klara) and House of Dance, Stockholm.
|Ivo Nilsson||musician (trombone)|
|Jonny Axelsson||musician (percussion)|
|David Stackenäs||musician (guitar, live electronics)|
|Original script||Öyvind Fahlström|
|Adaptation||Tora von Platen, Johan Petri|
|Music||Ivo Nilsson, Jonny Axelsson, David Stackenäs|
|Dramaturge||Tora von Platen, Magnus Jacobsson|
|Set design||Sören Brunes, Karin Wegsjö, Janna Holmström|
|Costume design||Filippa Hanzon|
|Lightning design||Jenny André|
|Sound design||Niklas Billström, Alexis Benson|
|Set construction||Anders Lillis Lindholm, Dan Wernstedt|
|Film photographer||Dan Lepp|
Produced by Alice Collective for Sound&Stage Art in collaboration with Tensta Konsthall, Unga Klara and The House of Dance, Stockholm.