The performance is ‘in progress’ and can be durational (from 1 to 4 hours), with or without an audience.
More about the performance:
Dressed in a white tunica and a headscarf, I walk around and roll out and roll in back again, a roll made of cash slips glued to each other, reading from it’s content. The reading evolves from being regular, to whispering, singing and also playing with the words, signs and numbers written on the slips. The rythm and sound of the reading gradually clinches to the movements of my body, my inner state of mind and the surrounding sounds.
‘MantraCash’ Flørli i Lysefjorden
duration: 30 mn
‘Mantra Cash’ in participation to the experimental project ‘Open home performance’ by Pavana Reid.
In the home emptied from it’s inhabitants and their belongings, I unfolded ‘Mantra Cash’, rolling out and in again the cash slips roll across the living room, the bedroom, the eating room, the kitchen, the coridor and the bathroom, around the whole flat emptied for personal belongings.
Duration 90 mn.
‘MantraCash’ – Pavana Reid photo
Voss, PAB Open Session
At Performance Art Bergen – Open Session, a collective performance improvisation, I performed ‘MANTRA CASH’, together with Anette Friedrich Johannessen, Jan Egil Finne and Pavana Reid, by the beach of the Vang lake.
Duration 60 mn.
‘MantraCash’ – Petter Lønningen photos
Flørli Lysefjord, the performance was with and audience:
At the start, I introduce the performance to the audience and distribute a cash slips to each of the persons present. I invite the audience to read from the slip as I myself come into my own reading. The performance enfolds itself and takes shape in relation with this setting.
- Among herds in a field:
As in the old days, women walked while knitting or spinning as they were watching herds, I walk and move around a field, a public square, a closed space or whatever, reading from a roll made of cash slips glued together.
«The field where sheep graze, in front of this mountain is meant to be one of the arena for the performance ‘MantraCash’.
As, in the old days, women walked while knitting or spinning as they were watching herds, I plan to walk around this same field, holding the cash slips roll and unfold it as I progress in the reading of it’s content.
The performance in the field is to be durational, and the reading ment to become like a mantra, an infinite poem. The tune and rhythms of the reading will evolve and become part of my body movements, my state of mind, and the surrounding sounds of nature.»