Patrik Bengtsson


The Vessel

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The Vessel, A: The arrival and installing of The Vessel; a performance at the opening on the 8th of September 2010. B: Two objects, a story and its sound.

The Vessel is a vessel that collects restlessness, anxiety, longing
and dejection. Within The Vessel a character is travelling, totally
clumsy and speechless in front of the huge machinery of violence
pervading the situations it is witnessing. The Character is dominated
by anxiety and the incorruptible resistance that is the driving force
of those who in silence are struggeling for a change within themselves
and in relation to the world. The Character is a body and a system of
thoughts. It is experiencing that  the fundament upon which it has
been resting begins to crack and it cannot see where it next will be
able to get foothold. Despite the fear and dejection it decides to
expose itself to situations it cannot control. By putting itself in
motion it desperately tries to find a way out of its dejected state of

A collaboration with Katarina Nitsch.