Physics and Phantasma

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“Physics and Phantasma” devotes itself to the function, production and need of fantasy. To fantasize is a technical ability beyond good and evil. It is the setting for our desire and a necessary tool for us to become, what we call, whole subjects. At the same time the basis of any revolutionary potential and the foundation of racist prejudice. In the thinking of this piece, the phantasmatic is far most a defence mechanism enabling us to comprehend with the inconsistencies of the world.
The theatre is an empty space. It is that emptiness which allows us to put the laws of geography and time aside and travel anywhere at anytime. This nothingness is not only presupposed by the audience; it is also, often, celebrated by the makers. In “Physics and Phantasma” though, it is perceived as something deeply traumatic – a void that has to be filled, with anything(!) other than nothing, covered in a veil of fantasy.
Fantasizing is a language practice. Thus, Iggy Lond Malmborg invites to a piece that mainly takes place within the audience imagination, through affirmation of- or resistance against suggested motives; a phantasmatic imagery ranging from the most arbitrary kind to the darkest places of human imagination.

Performance is part of the Contemporary Estonian programme in Riga “LATEST, that is part of the centenary celebration programmes of Latvia and Estonia.

Duration: 1h15
Tickets 10 and 7 eiro (students, pensioners, people with disabilities) 


NB! The performance contains explicit language that can be perceived as offensive and is not suitable for minors under the age of 18.

By and with: Iggy Lond Malmborg
Dramaturgical team: Erik Berg, Johan Jönson, Maike Lond Malmborg
Technical solutions: Maike Lond Malmborg, Kalle Tikas
Co-production: Kanuti Gildi SAAL , Teaterhuset Avant Garden in collaboration with Inkonst and MIMstuudio