How will his city friends cope with nature when Henrik gathers them in a summer house by a lake, deep in the forest? How will they react to each other, way out in the wilderness? Henrik takes it upon himself to confront his friends with these questions. The different individuals interact with the lake, the woods and with each other through performances and meditative practices. They experience different behavioral patterns than in city life and they experiment with their physical capabilities and their functionality in nature by following certain tasks such as fishing and jumping. They learn to get in contact with themselves. This work is a collaboration between Swedish artists Gunilla Heilborn and Marten Nilsson.
Gunilla Heilborn― Artist
Gunilla Heilborn was born in 1964 in Sweden. She is a choreographer and performance artist. She graduated from the Swedish University of Dance with additional studies in dance and performance in New York and San Francisco. Since 1992 she has created many stage performances in Sweden which includes her recent solo performance Katarina the great (2002).
Mårten Nilsson― Artist
Born in 1962 in Sweden, Mårten Nilsson is a film director and cinematographer. He works within the genres of shorts, documentaries and features films including the short It's my job to be sensitive (2002). He has previously worked with Gunilla Heilborn on stage productions and on the dance film Prinsessorna (2000) and Rewind (2003). Their unique way of combining text, motion, video and images, always spiced with humor and a cool irony, has given them an indisputable position as one of Sweden’s most interesting performance and film artists.