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2007: “this is not a love song #3” at Berliner Luft 3
This is not a love song
“this is not a love song # 3”, the performance that Berlin living Norwegian artist and poet Tone Avenstroup brought to Berliner Luft 3 in 2007 presented a meditation on love and its obstacles in the form of a classical material exploration performance art piece with some old school media, including slides. The white walls around the stage constantly had words of love songs projected on them. The title giving hit single by Public Image Ltd. fascinated Tone by its obvious paradox: Isn’t “This is Not a Love Song” a love song? How can something be something that it claims not to be, and which roles play words in making it what is is? Or is not?
All photos by Antonio
About the Artist
Tone is a poet, dramaturg, director and performance artist from Oslo/Norway, and lives in Berlin. She studied theatre and literature in Bergen and Berlin/GDR. She was one of the co-founders of the Norwegian theatre group Baktruppen in 1986, and a member until 1995. She moved to Berlin in 1990, joining the performance group “Akt” from 1997 to 2000. She has published several volumes of poetry and translations and was an editor of the literary magazine Gegner.
Information about Tone’s productions and publications can be found on her Syssel-website.