Duplex Game 3


shape / composition / performance
a creation with Cilla Berg (Sweden)

The starting point for our composition is a quote from On Grief And Reason: Essays by Joseph Brodsky: “Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the Holy Book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.”

Then we build.

DUPLEX GAME is about everything you observe and the meaning attached to it, the perception. And thus what happens when one looks the same but experience a different side. One sees something, but it also has another side: a hand is a hand but someone sees the top and the other palm.

DUPLEX GAME explains why different definitions of "his" side by side and examine the pros and cons of all observations.

In DUPLEX GAME we analyze the word 'GAME', the possible elements, the rules and it’s PLAY- time. We look at how a ‘GAME’ has an influence on the course of events.

Can the 'GAME' ultimately influence our perception, forms and / or enrichment? DUPLEX GAME wants to juxtapose and investigate the different ways of perceiving

A quote that recapitulates it properly:

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the coloring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.” from John Lubbock -The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live in-

Cilla Berg graduated in 2013 at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

Sigrid is a musician (viola), composer and performer. Her compositions and education programs are a crossover and a synergy of music, dance and theatre. As a freelance viola player, she works in Belgium and as a freelance guide in the Opera house of Brussels, de Munt/ La Monnaie.

Cilla and Sigrid come from different artistic backgrounds, but they have a tangent point in which they want to investigate and to explore.

As we share the same vision: art is a trigger and serves as a stimulus to the imagination of the public. Our compositions and performances have not the goal to lead them to that answer or tell them exactly what to think / feel / experience.

We offer elements to make one’s own story.

From here we recognize and acknowledge each other's aesthetics and this in relation to our own work and thus to each particular collaboration.

And then just step aside:

As Alice Liu (organizer Listhus Artspace, Iceland) during a creation session nicely summarized: "Cilla works with a rather static backdrop, Sigrid’s work content liveliness with lots of movement. This cooperation seems quite obvious and has a very dynamic outcome."

Duplex Game 2