the seagulls are singing nasty pop songs

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Shown 5-27 October 2017
Saasfee Pavillon, Frankfurt Germany
sound-installation

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Premiered as a dance performance / musical / monologue
at Fylkingen – new music and intermedia art
April 2017

 

Trailer

 

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I’m going up the stairs
going up the stairs

elevators and doors
PINs

she holds her head high
like a proud bullfighter
elevator
fighter
refuses to be small
her agenda is different

street thoughts
PINs
four numbers over and over again
doors

contemporary service
butler
many of them do not
need our help at all
but we are there
butlers 2017

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TEXT 1

9.00 night shift
11.15 we and variations of elevators
15.00 the different streets
16.16 anonymous shift work
19.03 we sneak in and out
20.18 almost invisible
23.10 in the wrong film
25.06 wearing the wrong shoes in the wrong film
28.19 freshly showered citizens, allert, on the way, we in opposite direction

36.06 hidden anonymous

38.15 the ex truck driver said, I only eat with a fork, knives are bourgeois

45.10 he sais, he is treated as if he was already dead

51.09 stairs, hundred stairs and hundred doors

56.04 come to me, anonymous labor, come to me, hidden architecture

61.02 time passes backwards, silent catastrophe, you know nothing, you speak to the surfaces, our room is stronger than you think

73.18 here are other rules, other curiosity, other openness, other heat, next:

81.00 tears on a green bench, alarm, she’s on the floor again

86.18 desperate scenes, as if they do it on purpose

91.07 sit down on the floor, call for help, just for a bit of small talk, we lift them up

99.18 we got a demonstration, for the new digital armchair, latest christmass present from relatives, who doesn’t let her go

109.09 holding her back in life, holding her with material,
materia, I am thinking

118.00 the armchair had the wrong coordinates, up was down, and left was right

125.18 we just stood still by the side, and glanced the situation
129.09 electric noise
131.00 lifts the legs up
132.18 folds the back down
134.21 we look at each other and smile

137.12 there are no words for this reduced reality
141.21 time stopped at the end of the world
144.12 and the perspective cannot become smaller than this
147.21 everything while flat screens, deliver pixels from the us, commercial botox on screen
156.03 if you know what I mean

158.20 five times on the floor this night
161.09 most of them just sleep

162.12

164.18 we are the workers
166.15 we tear off your blankets
168.06 while you are asleep
170.10 backyards, backyards
172.18 I don’t agree that the city is a place, where it is easy to stick out, I refuse

179.00 backyards backyards, and streetlights, too many streetlights

186.12 stop explaining and get into the future

190.06 diagonally smile, we undress him

194.00 what is this story about, morning traffic, dust like perfume oceans

200.03 I fell asleep before I was ready
201.70 an old girl
202.21 and yes
204.00 it is a survival strategy, to pretend being invited, with one ear of a novel
209.21 into the work

212.03 I hope others treat you really well
214.34 when I fail
216.15 little girl
218.12 the silent knowledge
221.06 when you start preaching I’m leaving, turn my heel around as fast as I can

227.00 the man has 32 golden screws in his pelvis
230.08 he likes to take a walk, thru the airport security controls

235.13 strange talks with customers
238.00 and smart talks with the colleagues

241.15 her hair stood straight up

244.12 I only visit these people, never get to know them, I don’t think I want to get to know them
251.18 but it gave us silent tears tonight anyway
254.15 in that damn toyota

257.07 she said, you must be careful giving away your red color that easy, you must be careful with that

164.15 I saw two children but it was a dog

267.12 then, you and the toyota tears, february fifth

273.12 I walk up the stairs, walk up the stairs
276.06 elevators and doors, pin codes

279.09 she keeps her head high, like a proud bullfighter
283.06 elevator
284.00 fighter
285.06 refuses to be small
287.09 her agenda is another

289.21 street thoughts
291.15 pin codes
292.21 four numbers on and on again
295.01 doors
296.15 turn on the hollow servant
299.04 contemporary service, butlers
302.03 many of you do not need our help at all, but we are here
306.06 butlers 2017

309.15 turn it off
310.12 elevator, street, random people
314.00 steps and steps according to schedule

318.09 open the door
319.20 elevators doors stairs

322.14 open the door, and
324.23 a strong smell of body, ammoniac urine unclean textiles, traces on the floor
332.01 she didn’t leave bed since many years

335.09 always lie in bed
337.03 start to shake when she sees me
339.18 pulls the blanket over her head
340.20 I turn off the light
342.06 elevator elevator elevator
344.12 dark elevator, light elevator, speaking elevator, floor eleven
348.15 elevator
349.12 grand children, dog, no food, red eyes

352.04 elevator

353.14 floor zero

356.01 I sit still, listen to the hybrid car, life is hybrid too

362.01 elevator

363.03 the global social contract

365.20 he insists

367.15 does he speak about class

369.01 elevator

370.17 which we all know from personal experiences

374.05 plan b, elevator, stairs and stairs

377.18 the social contract
380.00 the running alternative income
383.04 hourly employment in the free time
385.21 what is your plan b

387.15 this car is hybrid, our lives are hybrid

391.16 I got her, ninety six years old, to count how many potatoes she peeled in her life

396.18

398.18 I hate the house wives perfectionism
401.09 I hate the old mens arm chairs
403.09 I love those who didn’t get children
405.03 I love those who wants to die because you lie
407.14 I hate those who doesn’t want to die
409.07 I hate those who doesn’t hand over
411.05 I love those who gave up
412.16 I love those who became mad
414.14 I hate those who believe
416.03 I love those who leave
417.18 I love those who hide
419.07 I hate those who hold on to anything
421.20 I love those who surrender

424.01 we hide, take away ourselves, whatever that is, perhaps
devote ourselves, listen without discussion

433.09 you may have worked a whole life with swedish weapons, and believed in a god I do’t understand

439.14 now your power has been taken away from you, the shift can be fast

444.05 he starts to question his own life, at the end

448.18 and M. she talked about her history

451.04 about the german trains which was let through to norway, then

455.14 and about Muhammed who’s coming to her every morning, now, and knocks on her door

459.20 she sais;, I hope Muhammed comes as well tomorrow, or

464.06 I hope Muhammed go and get a good job, get a good life

469.01 in the most boring areas, residential neighborhoods, I could scream out loud

474.17 you are way too healthy, you are far too many with kids here, too many ecological playgrounds

482.03 see all the parents

484.12 and how carefully the take care of their kids

487.04 disgusted by them, and their spoiled revelations

492.10 I would be a good mother
494.30 if anybody sais ”Yuk!” to the food, I would probably beat them, and lift them small lives in the ears, up to the ceiling

503.12 you are too many couples, too many old people, too wealthy, too many dogs here

510.10 I would ridicule myself if I was living in your neighborhood

514.21 the sky is peach, the break is over

517.14 next

520.07 B. was so damn sad tonight, he didn’t say a word, usually he smiles and is light

527.04 he just said out of nowhere

529.18 I will work all summer, and leave the country in winter

533.09 far far away, back to Africa

537.20 I can’t go back to my homeland, so I’ll try with Sudan or Somalia, he said

544.15 I have a lot of solidarity with B.

547.01 but my empathy doesn’t change a thing, my empathy makes no damn difference

551.09 my little empathy doesn’t move things around, or open up the world

556.12 anyway

558.12 I stood there in the hallway, and had a small talk with a man

562.12 I’m always curious, ask about profession and so on

567.01 he’s sitting on the bed, a big double bed

570.18 no sheets, just a big mess, the bed costed many thousands

577.03 nude lower body, only wearing t-shirt, it stinks of ”jerk off” in the whole apartment

584.09 I can still feel the smell, when I am back home writing in the morning

589.18 next, blocks away, red doors, chessboard flooring

595.15 she was going to open the door herself

598.15 there is someone inside the flat, speaking on the phone, right at the door where I’m standing

605.06 I ring the bell several times, like a fire alarm, I jump from the sound every time

611.00 nobody opens, but speaks

614.00 someone looks at me thru the peep-hole, nothing happens

618.06 finally I just leave the place, with a very weird feeling

623.15 by the entrance I see
625.04 this fucking house has a trash can hatchet in gold
628.06 I’ve never seen something like it
630.09 I thought in a democracy everybody has the same trash cans

635.15 finally break and we can breath out
638.15 it’s raining heavily
639.20 so where the hell shall we go
642.06 why always return
644.00 to a parking lot situation
647.09 shut up now

651.06 [text OFF]

 

 

TEXT 2:

716.00 I’m laughing myself to death
718.12 my empathy doesn’t change a thing

721.15 when we only have our memories and plans left
725.06 calm down
727.14 I’m laughing myself to death

730.00 there will be more words, more digital love
733.18 more digital desperation, more digital sex
737.12 more digital questions, more digital politics
741.21 from this corner of the world

745.07

747.18 I’m happy as long as everything feels temporary, then I think I’m free, free to come and go

754.20 I’m laughing myself to death, that is exactly what was
meant

760.03 perhaps we should just do the opposite

762.09 not go, not agree on it
765.15 it’s about something else

767.15 I’m laughing myself to death, and, every day I speak to you

772.14 in my thoughts, notes, even speak to you loud in the
streets

779.06 European onion
781.00 I’m laughing myself to death, and, storm in a tea cup

785.18 I’m laughing myself to death, we are watering the
supermarket, as if it was a garden

792.00 your heart is ringing

794.10 our words have to be stronger than real life

800.04 Chucknuck. Kinakasse. Refugee bag. Turkish bag. African bag. Chinese bag.

806.10 I’m laughing myself to death, and, confused spring birds morning and evening

813.14 I’m laughing myself to death, and, Tourist is a new title on a bitter history

821.03 our father never teached us his language, because he felt the smell of hostility

827.12 I’m laughing myself to death, better pretend Svenne Banan, Suedi

832.15 I’m laughing myself to death, and

835.17 don’t be afraid she said, toyota cry 2.0

840.21 I’m laughing myself to death, constant, unchanging

847.00 sometimes it’s important, to tell you about the birds

850.14 the birds in my country, over my country

854.21 silent catastrophe and the forests in the south

858.14 J. said
860.09 the forest is like a robust tongue from Siberia
864.18 I like how you talked about the forest

867.18 I’m laughing myself to death, and

871.04 the off-flavour

873.07 the lack of ability to imagine something, beyond your own horizon
879.12 changes are perceived dangerous

884.12 contemporary condition is not the same thing, as
contemporaneity

887.04 Flash Crash, automatized algorithms runs out of control
892.14 the white crises, the contemporary crises
895.18 economic time, human time, different times

899.12 I’m laughing myself to death

901.03 pension companies
903.12 money which is, or will become
906.06 if there ever was any, I’m laughing myself to death

910.00 the germans are so very vivid, when it comes to pain
913.06 the swedes are so very vivid, when it comes to lists

915.03 I’m laughing myself to death

918.15 why do you tell me that I am a coward, when it is you who is one

923.10 I’m laughing myself to death, and
926.09 there are three dilemmas here

928.18 political, commercial, religious

931.12 I’m laughing myself to death

933.21 since long it is impossible, to make a difference on
missionary
939.10 tele communication and free church
942.14 I’m laughing myself to death

944.15 I would help every sister out of this country

948.20 we are used to the missionary
951.51 the rope in the mouth
953.00 to stand in the line is the act, that proves their terror, Madame K. and the mirror, and

961.06 every sister I would help out of this country

965.00 I would help every sister out of this country

969.00 I learned long ago, to take your insults as compliments

975.00 I’m laughing myself to death
977.03 and leave the country

979.12 [end]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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