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Performing at Destiny’s Atelier, Oslo. Photo: Destiny’s Atelier.

Hanging on the Hinge, the Jonbar Hinge

Reading (approximately 15 minutes).

Taking the phrase "Jonbar Hinge" as a point of departure, a phrase that describes the rather abrupt moment of when a choice are to be made between objects that lead to different future outcomes, an interruption of time. The performance utilizes a spoken-word format touching on the subjects of speculation, ambivalence and desire that draws loosely on several fiction works such as the books The Legion of Time (1938) by Jack Williamsson, A Sound of Thunder (1952) by Ray Bradbury and the film Matrix (1999). I bring with me a metronome that creates a strict syntax as well as a conflict between voice and rhythm. The reading suggests scenes using possibilites and deadlocks deriving from the fragmented timescale in science fiction, as if something is in a hurry; like my narration trying to catch up with the rhythm of a metronome.