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goro tronsmo


The Residency

Muscle Temple 2010-2014

und• er |ˈəndər| |ˌʌndə| re• alˈrē(ə)l| |ri(ə)l| |riːl| 2008

auvirkomma veiklinga 2006

hold me 2004

erase my skin 2003

mad 2001



[curatorial work]


The Residency




enter one

a city is a body (I am a city)

Untitled documentation I

Untitled documentation II



[documentation exhibitions]

und• er |ˈəndər| |ˌʌndə| re• alˈrē(ə)l| |ri(ə)l| |riːl| (2008)

In "under real*" it's the tiny situations, the movements, and the sounds that leads the performance forward. It is striking how well the composition between these elements interact. It resembles an installation that can go on perpetually." Dagsavisen, 04.11.08.

The composition is choreographed on an exact rhythm, yet the audience reads it as an improvisation. It is performed in a room without external sound. The rythm, movements and script is based on a play with charachters, objects and the actual archtectural parametres of the venue. As a site strategy the performance exposes the venue, the machinery of the black box or the old theatre garage, making a parallel between the industrial functionality of the architecture and thus un-mystifying the modernistic paradigm and its intended function. This blurs in together with the characters drama on stage,- a fight for recognition that turns before the eyes of the spectator without warning. The subtle changes from control to chaos, from insecurity to feelings of belonging, from connection to assault develops as parallel stories at the same time as the characters play with gender identity, from seducing femininity to androgyny- quoting and copying how androgyny is used in fashion. The popcultural references is spread throughout the script intertwined with the characters search for belonging, exposing the vulnerability of the person within the representational echonomy.

The language on stage is a mixture between Swedish, Norwegian, German, French, fake-Icelandic and English. In this manner the text- just as the characters and their play with objects- functions as sounds and aural landscape rather than narrative to be directly consumed or interpreted.

Link to videoexcerpt of performance:

und• er |ˈəndər| |ˌʌndə| re• alˈrē(ə)l| |ri(ə)l| |riːl| from Goro Tronsmo on Vimeo.


Link to videoinstallation based on the performance

enter one from Goro Tronsmo on Vimeo.


enter one from Goro Tronsmo on Vimeo.


Concept and direction: Goro Tronsmo
Text: the company/Goro Tronsmo_
With: Louise Peterhoff, Marhias Wiik, Sara Turpin, Julia Zyto
Artistic collaborator videoproject: Iver Findlay

Design spatial installation: Kine Lillestrøm
Lightdesign: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Co-produced by Black Box Teater
The performance is supported by Arts Council Norway
The US performances is supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway.