The work of Mette Edvardsen is situated within the performing arts field, also exploring other media or other formats such as video and books. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for Les Ballets C. de la B. with Hans Van den Broeck (1996-2000) and Christine de Smedt (2000-2005), and danced in pieces by Thomas Hauert/ ZOO (B), Bock/ Vincenzi (UK), Mårten Spångberg (S), Lynda Gaudreau (CAN), deepblue (N/B), and others. She created and produced two pieces in collaboration with Lilia Mestre (P/B), and the project Sauna in Exile in collaboration with Heine R. Avdal, Liv Hanne Haugen and Lawrence Malstaf in 2002/2004. She choreographed and danced a version of Thomas Lehmen’s Schreibstück together with Christine de Smedt and Mårten Spångberg in 2004. Her own work includes the pieces Private collection (2002), Time will show (detail) 2004, Opening (2005/ 2006), The way/ you move (installation, 2006), or else nobody will know (2007), every now and then (2009), Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2010), Black (2011), No Title (2014), We to be (2015), and the video works Stills (2002), coffee (2006), cigarette (2008) and Faits divers (2008). She presents her works internationally and continues to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and as a performer.



NO TITLE är en föreställning om hur verkligheten existerar i språket, och hur denna språkliga verklighet breder ut sig över världen. Det handlar om hur minnen och fantasier glider över i varandra. Det handlar om tingen, och vetskapen att alla ting kommer att försvinna och att inget är för evigt.

NO TITLE handlar om vad en föreställning kan vara och vad den kan göra, vad som utgör dess krafter och gränser. Det handlar om mellanrummet mellan världen och våra tankar om den.

NO TITLE är ett skrivande i rummet, ett skrivande som både adderar och raderar, som rör sig och står stilla. Ett skrivande som tittar på de ting som inte är här, och som återuppväcker det som är här istället för dessa ting.

No Title is about how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. It is about how memory and imagination blur. It is about things and how things can be there and gone at the same time, and that what defines this is various. It is about things that are gone and about things that remain.

No Title is about the awareness that all things are impermanent and that nothing lasts forever. It is about things that have gone before their time and things that never quite disappear. It is about what the piece and its making is, what a piece can do, what it is for, what its power and limit could be. It is about the gap between a world and our ideas of it, the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there.

No Title is a writing in space, a writing that is both additive and subtractive. It is a writing that traces and erases, that moves and halts, that looks at things that are not there and recovers that which is instead.



Created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen
Production: Natalie Gielen/ Manyone vzw and Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
Co-production: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, BUDA/ NEXT Festival/ Kortrijk, Teaterhuset Avant Garden/ Trondheim, BIT/ Bergen, Black Box Teater/ Oslo
Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Norsk Kulturråd
Special thanks to: Heiko Gölzer, Mari Matre Larsen
Photo by: Lilia Mestre
Graphic design by:
Michaël Bussaer

No Title was presented @ Skogen 18 + 19 january 2017


With this new piece, I continue the process of writing that I have developed in previous works. In the trilogy Black (2011), No Title (2014) and We to be (2015), I was exploring the possibilities and limits of language and how this extends into real space. The access to imagination took place through language, and the closeness to the audience developed with the writing. With oslo, I aim at another way of generating presence and imagination, where not only the performer on stage is central to what is taking place. This time the writing extends into the whole theatre space, multiplying the voices, the actions, the moments, the imaginations – the things and the beings.

created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen

in collaboration with: Mari Matre Larsen et al.

music composed by: Matteo Fargion

light design: Bruno Pocheron

LED software: Heiko Henning, Samuel Kress

thanks to: Heiko Gölzer

production: Mette Edvardsen/Athome, Manyone vzw

co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Black Box teater (Oslo), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), BIT – Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Skogen (Gothenburg)

supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Norwegian Artistic Research Program – Oslo National Academy of the Arts, APAP network (EU)