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Tensta Konsthall Behind The Yellow Wallpaper
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As part of our autumn schedule Tensta Konsthall will be presenting
the performance promenade Behind The Yellow Wallpaper. Taking inspiration
from Charlotte Perkins Gillman’s classic feminist novel The Yellow Wallpaper
from 1899, a group of performing artists from Sweden, Norway and
Denmark have created a performance that is a guided tour of the space of
the art centre. The project has developed as a playful exploration between
the participants where they have had the opportunity to respond to each
other’s work and at the same time create the performance itself.

Work on the performance began in the autumn of 2008 when Camilla Vislie
and Anne Jonsson first began to look at the idea of how the text of Gilman’s
novel could explode if it was told through the physical space of the art centre
itself. Subsequently with the addition of dancer Noora Neonen, set designer
Lise Marker and Graphic Designer Mathew Newton the concept has developed
yet further.

In small groups, of maximum seven people, the audience is taken round the art
centre on a tour lasting about 45 minutes. The deeper the story takes us into the
nooks and crannies of the space, the more blurred becomes the distance between
the building and the woman herself, till it is hard to say where one starts and the
other ends. New doors open, new patterns emerge so maybe, just maybe we can
find out what is hidden behind the yellow wallpaper.

Behind The Yellow Wallpaper plays at Tensta Konsthall between the 12th of
November and the 5th of December. Please note this is through advanced booking
only! Age limit 15 years.


Thursday 12 November 6pm
Saturday 14 November 5pm
Thursday 19 November 6.30pm
Saturday 21 November 5pm
Thursday 26 November 5pm and 6.30pm
Saturday 28 November 5pm
Thursday 3 December 5pm and 6.30pm
Saturday 5 December 5pm

During the performance period it is even possible to book daytime performances
in advance for groups of between 5 – 7 people both Mondays and Tuesdays.

For press images, booking and contact with the cast and director please contact:
Ida Ömalm Ronvall :

Behind the yellow wallpaper is supported by kknord, Letterstedtska föreningen
and Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden.

Thanks to Sandberg tyg & Tapet AB, Eco Wallpaper, Intrade ITG AB, Flügger färg, and Stämpelbutiken.

Tensta Konsthall
Taxingegränd 10
163 04 Spånga
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 36 07 63
Fax: +36 8 36 25 60

Tensta Konsthall is supported by Swedish Arts Council, The City of Stockholm,
Stockholm County Council, The Foundation for the Culture of the Future and
The Swedish Inheritance Fund.

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