Following the conception of RISKs fundamental ideas the festival Merging Grounds (hosted by Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, 17th-24th of August 2011) aimed to create a platform for performativity. Different approaches to performance were presented by using four general categories: LIVE, PRODUCTION, REMAKE and DOCUMENTATION. The categories, which within the genre of performance constantly merge, were presented here separately in an attempt to lay bare the field’s complexities. RISK was invited to represent performance related to the stage arts under the category LIVE. We created an End(less) Theatre, which dismembered the traditional theatre production process as we know it by aiming to exhibit a process, which decisively refuses to be product oriented. Instead the performance focused on the artistic practice itself, creating an exhibited and self-evaluative organism that continuously altered and questioned its own concepts, methods and failing attempts: A situational self portrait of the theatre enterprise.
Artists in End(Less) Theatre:
RISK (Marie Topp, Gry Raaby, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg and Ida-Elisabeth Larsen) and Stine Marie Jacobsen, Charlotte Bergmann Johansen, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Sara Hamming. Developed in collaboration with Jara Høgsberg and Johanna Malene Geiger
Dansk Skuespillerforbund, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg, Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond af 1968, Sadolin, Statens Tonekunstudvalg and Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.