Livre d’images sans images borrows its title from a book by HC Andersen, also referred to as The Moon Chronicler. The book follows a conversation between a painter and the moon, and addresses inspiration, imagination, storytelling and translation. The moon describes to the painter what she sees on her journey around the world every evening, and asks the painter to paint what she describes. For the performance Livre d’images sans images language is still used as material, and a way to address imagination through other means than visual. Drawing on the ‘weather report’ as dramaturgy, (“the moon did not show up every evening, sometimes a cloud came in between”) and working with different medias that do not hold together in unity.
by Mette Edvardsen, with: Mette Edvardsen, Iben Edvardsen, Bruno Pocheron,light and technical support: Bruno Pocheron, Agnar Ribe, production: Mette Edvardsen/Athome, Andrea Skotland, residency support: Black Box teater (Oslo) co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Black Box teater (Oslo), Centre chorégraphique national de Caen in Normandie (Caen) supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, title: from H.C. Andersen’s Billedbog uden billeder photo: Bea Borgers