Mette Ingvartsen [Denmark]
TRAMWAY [T1], GLASGOW directions
Thu 16 May 2019
7.30pm  //  70mins  // £15/£10
18+ (contains nudity)
Double ticket with Sonic Séance £22/£15 (Book for 21 Pornographies and Sonic Séance together, on the same day, with the same price. Discount will be applied automatically at final checkout)

Presented by Take Me Somewhere

ACCESS: Hearing Loop / Captioned / all TMS venues are wheelchair accessible

Danish choreographer and dancer Mette Ingvartsen examines the powers of pleasure and the pleasures of power in this tour-de-force performance on pornography, from the Marquis De Sade to the 70s happy heydays, to war-, torture-, and news-porn.

The legalisation of pornography in Denmark in 1967 expanded erotic freedom towards more gender equality. Pornography today includes a politically wide range of expressions and uses, from queer and feminist stances to sexualised torture in war. Starting from this idea that pornography has leaked into many areas of society, Ingvartsen explores the operations of the pornographic through a collection of erotic and affective materials. Most of them have little to do with explicit sex, yet they show some characteristics of the pornographic: expressions of cruelty, clinical precision, violence and pain, but sometimes also of laughter, excitement and thrill.

Porn and war taste ugly. Perhaps we already know this, but when Ingvartsen shows it to us, we are reminded of it in an entirely new way.
— Magasinet Kunst 2018

A production of Great Investment

Co-production: Volksbühne (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), NEXT festival / Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Julidans (Amsterdam), CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble

With the support of Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National, Musée de la Danse/ Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne & Kustenwerkplaats Pianofabriek

Funded by: The Flemish Authorities, The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) & The Danish Arts Council.

Images: Marc Domage