AN ETERNAL PIECE ON THE ART OF MANIPULATION (presented by Lókal)
WEDNESDAY 26TH AUG 21:00 & SUNDAY 30TH AUG 18:00 || REYKJAVÍK CITY THEATER
The piece is an investigation into human nature. It is a template on the art of manipulation. It questions power structures and it questions the driving force of human society.
An entertainer enters the space and starts his stand-up, a story about how he got his driver’s license. A group of manipulators have an opinion on his performance and start to interfere. They push him around, make comments on his delivery, ask him questions and suggest the context of his story and at the same time make statements/words of wisdom in the microphone. Their interference gets more invasive until he is left completely humiliated without a will of his own, a mannequin in their hands.
Author: Steinunn Knútsdóttir & the ensemble
On stage: Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Árni Pétur Guðjónsson, Orri HuginnÁgústsson, Ólafur Steinn Ingunnarson, Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir
Artistic assistance : Gígja Hólmgeirsdóttir
Duration: approximately 50 minutes