About the project
The Individual Research Project is the final project on the Embodied Dramaturgy Program at Arthaus Berlin. The project is an invitation to create a body of work, which would reflect the nature of each student’s journey as an artist and a human being.
Before the outbreak of Covid-19 the initial proposal was to present the projects at the annual Arthaus Festival on the 25th and 26th of May 2020. As the rest of the world we were faced with the need to take a step out of the physical space and into the digital world.
This has resulted in the Arthaus Creative Sharing for the 2019-2020 Embodied Dramaturgy Program.
On the 16th of March the Eden Studios had to close and shortly after Germany went into a lockdown. In April I found myself, as many of us, in a tight economic situation forcing me to reevaluate my living situation. Together with my dear colleague Sunniva we had to make the heartbreaking choice of leaving beautiful Berlin and all of our dear colleagues and friends sooner than expected. On the 29th of April we found ourselves in a car crossing the borders from Germany to Denmark with our nose pointing to the Motherland as our journey within the journey began.
Back in Norway we moved to the mesmerizing Skrova in the Lofoten Islands of Norway. We went from the world of live theatre performance to the world of film-making. In close collaboration with cinematographer Leander Håvik the research projects HABITAT and MIANDRY were born.
MIANDRY is a toe-dipping exploration in the fields of clown and physical comedy through the format of silent film. All the scenes are filmed just once with the intention of the now-or-never moments in live theatre. MIANDRY is a lighthearted, frisky quest in the themes of waiting, wanting, sexuality, love and fighting against nature. Literally.
© 2020 by Sigrun Hasselgård Bøe