A performative talk about people and objects with Australian jewellery designer and activist Susan Cohn.
Danig Performing Arts Service in collaboration with Cohnartist Productions & Sorgenfri Teaterforening presents: A performance talk about objects and people with the Australian jewellery designer Susan Cohn.
Meaninglessness is a political work from the exciting Australian artists: director/theatre
rebel David Pledger and jewellery designer and activist Susan Cohn.
In the performance Cohn asks how a citizen can behave pro-actively when their government operates on values that are hostile to their own.
In meaninglessness, Cohn talks her way through a performance of her own making as a metaphor for change. Using the alchemy of object, time and a simple task, Cohn proposes gifting as a quiet subversive antidote to society’s anxiety about the stranger, the newcomer, the other. Triggered by the 2016 Danish Jewellery Legislation, Cohn reflects on the asylum-seeker policy of her own country, engaging the audience in a conversation about the social, political, historical context of jewellery as a way to navigate the troubled politics surrounding peoples who have been displaced.
Meaninglessness is an inter-disciplinary dramaturgy using object, photos, spoken word and design.
Using the four-leaf clover as a prism, it interweaves the emotional threads of courage, trust, hope and love as a way to engage with the audience about their connection to jewellery.
Director David Pledger – www.notyet.com.au – prize-winning performing artist, curator and activist within the performing arts, visual art and media in Australia, Asia and Europe.
Artist Susan Cohn, www.cohnartist.com -a jeweller, designer and curator, who works across art craft and design using a variety of mediafrom jewellery to installation, photography and video. Cohn recently received the Australian Council 2017 Visual Artist Award.
Producer Susanne Danig, www.danig.dk – Danish theatre producer, international innovator and mentor. Creator and owner of Danig Performing Arts Service and the residency center BIRCA
Designer Martin Danielsen