Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, and political engagement are all expressions of the sexual utopia particular to the counterculture and experimental performances of the '60s. This guided tour through an archive of sexual performances serves as a filter for Mette Ingvartsen to explore unresolved issues about sexuality in contemporary practices today. In doing so, her body turns into a field of physical experimentation and uncanny sexual practices emerge in relation to the environment that surrounds her. “69 positions” leads visitors through a space with performances, books, films, texts and images brought alive through movement and speech in order to experience the connection between the intimate sphere and public space. With this solo Mette Ingvartsen starts a new cycle of work, where she places sexuality, the relation between the politics of the body and structures of society in focus.
Interview with Mette Ingvartsen
Production: Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment. Co-production: apap / szene (Salzburg), Musée de la Danse/Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) With the support of Théatre National de Bretagne (Rennes), Festival d’Automne à Paris, DOCH - University of dance and circus (Stockholm). Funded by: The Flemish Authorities & The Danish Arts Council. This work programme has been funded with support from the European Commission. Presented in the context of House on Fire with support by the European Union.