It is not the past as such that governs us, except perhaps in a biological sense. It is the images of the past, often highly structured and selected as myths. Images of the past are imprinted, almost like genetic information, on our sensitivity.
In “What did I just do?” performer Maud Karlsson recovers her six decades of life in a detailed stream of memories, starting from her grandparents owning a pom poms factory in the 60s, to arrive to what will be the present moment in 2023. A journey in time and space, which mixes events in an overwhelming chaos of images and speed, exposing the inextricable relationship time-memory-identity-society.
To what extent do memories become part of our identity? Are we aware of their impact on our present actions? Is there such a thing as the present moment? The sentences you just read are already part of your past. Your immediate past, which still lingers in the air as if it were present, but your past nonetheless.
Choreographer Fabio Liberti has created this piece about memories in close collaboration with Maud Karlsson.
On May 11 we invite all audiences for an after talk with Fabio Liberti and Maud Karlsson Lima de Faria. The talk will take place in the foyér of Dansekapellet immediately after the performance, lasting 30 minutes.