The 4th Morning [2017]

The 4th morning
 – a piece about formation and re-formation.

The 4th morning is video art and a performance piece.

A meeting between the known and the unknown.
A possible image of us – the late modern man.

Creation stories explain how the known world began and how man entered into it. These stories are challenged at the intersection of religion and science. But is it even possible to refer to them in our time, where secular thoughts and rational sciences dominate? Can society exist without? Regardless of how the creation of man happened we are, irrefutably, its consequence. Our waking up in the morning getting out of bed is an extension of that very same gesture which started billions of years ago.

In the piece we meet, playing themselves, priest Anne Mette Gravgaard, who once lost her left arm and right leg to a traffic accident, transgendered Malene Andreasen and artist Finn Adrian Jorkjen, with roots from both sides of the world. Performer Lisbeth Sonne Andersen embodies the enigmatic. The narrator is a child.

Phenomena such as technology, surgery and globalization has brought with them endless possibilities for human formation and re-formation. What importance does this premise have for our lives?
In a visual and choreographic composition, a variation of embodied experiences, physical memories and the mythical meets within a sensing space in constant change.

Concept and staging: Signe Klejs and Jon R. Skulberg
Videoart: Signe Klejs
Scenography and light: Jon R. Skulberg
Composer: Andreas Busk
Text: Anne Helene Guddal
Costume design: Mads Dinesen
Dramaturg: Astrid Hansen Holm
Co-lightdesign: Kerstin Weimers
Performers: Lisbeth Sonne Andersen, Anne Mette Gravgaard, Malene Andreasen, Finn Adrian Jorkjen, Irmelin Rønsholdt/Alma Stent.
Producer: Louise Kirkegaard/1:1 Produktion
Technical production: Lumen
Co-production: Bora-Bora

Supported by:

The Danish Arts Foundation’s: Committee for the Performing Arts, Committee for music scholarships and Committee for visual art. The Nordic Culture Fund and City of Aarhus.