Fugue, 2012

Performance / Duration: 8 hours

Six strong looking men are situated in a waiting room of sorts. They appear to be thoroughly surveying their surroundings – the room, its’ visitors and each other. Their presence is calm and their stature - significant.

The men are not actors and are not previously rehearsed. Each of them follows an individual instructional script, which only they can hear through a single earphone. The instructions indicate where and how the men should stand, as well as gestures and facial expressions. Positions in space are designated by numbers.

The scripts are one hour long and looped. Each man executes his own script, and in combination the six of them periodically shift through sequences of choreographed formations. The construction as a whole is based on principles of musical fugue composition.