Nyxxx – Twelve Talking Dolls: The Subjects Foto: Nyxxx

Plats: SITE Stora Studion, Mårbackagatan 11, Hus H, 12343 Farsta

Föreställningen är riktad till en vuxen publik. Rekommenderad ålder 15 år och uppåt.

Meet the twelve talking dolls. They scream, cry and comfort, threaten and pray, seduce and demand, invoke and plead, explain, hypnotize, confess and terrorize. As an audience member you can pick the dolls up and hold them, take care of them and manipulate them. Or just listen. Together with the other participants in the piece, you create the condition that enables the dolls to appear as a part of your human kinship.  

The doll is a thing, but also a body. It has arms and legs, eyes and mouth. When you look at the doll, it returns the gaze. It is speaking and singing. It becomes one of all these objects that ting and pling around you, demanding different types of response. We can have feelings for the doll, tenderness and care, but also nervosity or unease. It is in a borderland creature between life and death. The doll is undead. And it wants something from you.   

The piece presents unique handmade stoneware dolls equipped with responsive but pre-recorded voices belonging to twelve different actors. The voices create a polyphonic soundscape that the participants enter, shape and are shaped by.   

Idea, text, composition: Nyxxx  

Nyxxx is a performance arts collective with permeable edges. This performance was composed by Elize Arvefjord, Tova Gerge, Ebba Petrén, Kerstin Weimers, Albin Werle and Gabriel Widing.  

Voices: Nyxxx, Adriana Aburto Essén, John Alexander Eriksson, André Nilsson, Ellen Norlund, Benjamin Quigley, Francisco Sobrado, Ylva Törnlund and Malou Zilliacus.  

Dolls: Albin Werle  

Costume design: Sofia Luna  

Carpentry: Johan Andrén  
Made with the support of: Kulturbryggan.  

The piece was first played in 2018-2019 in Orionteatern, Inkonst, Antenn Sound Art Festival and the theatre house of Laholm.