THE TICKLING DEATH MACHINE
Through the machine we go, letting go of the past and immersing ourselves in joy of decapitation, the tickling sensation brings us closer to being free of the fears that weighted us down. We float above ourselves and feel relieved. The mind is clear and the senses tranquil.
In the end we are all headless creatures, controlled only by involuntary contorted muscle spasms, throbbing veins and chaotic, trancelike movements. We shake loose the mortal coil and begin anew. All of us become what we once where, an animal of instinct, an animal without hesitation, an animal that fights for its survival by surrendering to it´s own ancestral prowess.
What transpires within the machine and what comes out of it at the end of the line is for you to decide and experience.
Lazyblood invites Reykjavík! to explore with them the depths of the human psyche through the medium of rock´n´ roll.Leave your ego behind and be temporarily beheaded.
We hope you will leave this place with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.
Erna Ómarsdottir & Valdimar Jóhannsson
Music, text & choreography
Lazyblood (Erna Ómarsdottir & Valdimar Jóhannsson)
Music & text
Reykjavík! (Valdimar Jóhannsson, Bóas Hallgrímsson, Haukur S Magnússon, Kristján F Halldórsson, Ásgeir Sigurðsson & Guðmundur B Halldórsson)
Esther Welger Barboza
Extra special thanks to our wonderful extras
Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Rósa Ómarsdóttir, Benjamin Deboosele, Siet Raeymaekers, Tanja marín Friðjónsdóttir, Esse Vanderbruggen, Sakia de Ronde, þórunn Edda Sigurjónsdóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, Pietro Marullo, Peter de Veyst, Livia Balazova
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Ateliers Claus
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Shalala ehf. (Brussels), the town of Kópavogur