In continuation of “The Art of Getting Tamed” and actualization of the terms “inside” and “outside”, De Utvalgte cooperated with a group of people who are marginalized and fall outside the concept of normality.
People categorize each other by looking for signs of whether they are in the same culture or the same ingroup, based on inequality or proximity to ingroup. We are measured against norms of behavior, averages for intellectual abilities and culturally accepted emotional expressions. If we are to believe evolutionary psychologists, we have an inherited skepticism towards what we perceive as different and alien.
Lord said to Noah: “Of every clean beast thou shalt take with you seven pairs, male and female together, and of all the beasts that are not clean by two, male and female together, of fowls likewise, seven pairs, male and female, to keep each species on the earth alive.”
When something is said then it will exist. In the production we use excerpts from Inger Christensen’s poetry Alphabet and the words are examined by the participants.
Earth in its orbit about the sun’s
Earth on its route through the Milky Way’s
With waters, land masses
You think of words that chromosomes
And love fruit the failed growth
Somewhere I become suddenly born
The company received the Hedda Award for special artistic achievement in 2013.