A private performance about sex work.
– I challenge you to tell the difference between a naked prostitute and any other naked woman.
With these words, Danish artist Eja Due puts her own body on the line in the Performance Lecture LYST#2 – an interactive and extremely intimate performance based on in-depth research on prostitution in the Nordic countries and Europe, Bergen included.
The performance can be experienced in two formats during the Festival: in a one to one encounter with Due, where one audience member at a time is invited into the private, intimate room where prostitution takes place, or as part of a small group.
On a site in the centre of Bergen, Due brings the performance and discussion out in the public space where our normative conclusions often collide with the reality the sex workers are living in. The artist asks: What are the differences and similarities between herself and the prostitute? In LYST#2, the audience gets to participate in the debate about paid sex, prostitution, and sugar dating.
During the last four years, Eja has followed the political debate closely and talked to a wide range of sex workers in Denmark and other countries, participating in an on-going dialogue with researchers, debaters, and organizations working within the field.
'LYST#2 is theatre that explores boundaries, where I, as a member of the audience, is jerked 100 km out of my comfort zone and suddenly have to enter into a dialogue with the artist. […] a different and interesting experience I will remember for a long time.' – From the review on the blog Scenekanten
Eja Due idea, performer | Henrik Vestergaard Friis artistic and dramaturgic consultant | Lene Kreilgaard performer
Recommended age: 17
Language: Performed in Danish
See also: LYST#2 performed as a one to one encounter Friday May 25 – Thursday May 31 at 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 20:00.
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- Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
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