Mean Time, Performance, 2023.
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'In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.'

Mean Time is a solo performance that propagates ‘the word’ toward both its emancipatory potential and its abuses of power. Through speech and song, the work’s protagonist, a female oracle, spins a chaotic web of prophecies. Oscillating between agency and self-negation, the oracle herself is an ambiguous figure, providing access to a future via wise and prophetic predictions, while also being a frenzied and possessed woman, often talking in riddles.

The performance is a continuation of Szecsödy’s research into historic notions of the female* body and voice, setting its exploitation and oppression against its subversive expression as a disruptor of power. Rebuilding and hybridising fragments of quotes, overheard conversations, sounds, and articles, she navigates through equations of ethics, perverting the voices of the recent past, the immediate present and monstrous future.

Full documentation on request. 

Concept and performance: Amina Szecsödy 
Documentation: Nemo Hinders

Mean Time is a co-production by the artist Amina Szecsödy and the stage Konträr with the support of Swedish arts council, Norwegian Culture Council and the City of Stockholm.