DESPERADO

Radical, from the Latin origin ‘radix’ (root), refers to describing a person or a movement striving for thorough transformations and reforms. / DESPERADO

What makes someone willing to go over the limit? When does it seem reasonable (or even necessary) to violate the law? Is it when we feel that we have been promised something, and then been let down? Is it when we lose faith in the police? Is it when we start to suspect the motives of the elected? By applying psychoanalytic models of co-dependence on the relationship between citizen and society POSTE RESTANTE aims to better understand our political feelings.

DESPERADO is an immersive performance piece about devotion, fear and hurt feelings. It is about the end that justifies the means and how limits are moved. The performance takes the form of a protection program, a discrete messenger that aims to speak to our potentials of resistance as well as urging doubts. During two hours and within safe conditions you are offered an opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between you and society and thereafter formulate your own radical potential.

In DESPERADO contemporary political theory meet psychoanalytical models for love and devotion. The performance deals with deeply complicated questions on how trust is negotiated and what happens when it gets damaged.

”Are you afraid? Discouraged? I’m waiting outside. You will know it’s me. I’ll look ordinary. Wearing an ordinary jacket.”



CREDITS

Concept and direction: POSTE RESTANTE (Linn Hilda Lamberg) with Eric Sjögren and Josefina Björk.
Performers: Josefina Björk, Majula Drammeh, Siri Frances, Angelina Hammarlund, Linn Hilda Lamberg, Erika Lindahl, Ida Mirow. Alvaro Ovalle, Eric Sjögren
Production/ POSTE RESTANTE: Erika Lindahl
Technics/ POSTE RESTANTE: Eric Sjögren
Photo: Patriez van der Wens
Technics/TURTEATERN: Jenni Godoy, Jonas Dillner
Marketing/TURTEATERN: Therese Jonasson

DESPERADO is produced by POSTE RESTANTE and Turteatern in collaboration with MDT.

DESPERADO is financed with support by Stockholm Stads Kulturförvaltning, Konstnärsnämnden and Stockholms läns landsting. Many thanks to Citycon.

The work of POSTE RESTANTE is supported by Kulturrådet. POSTE RESTANTE is represented by Key Performance.