concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
performed by: Heine Avdal, Taka Shamoto, Yukiko Shinozaki, Oleg Soulimenko
sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau
lighting design and technical direction: Hans Meijer
drawing and graphic: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Christelle Fillod
dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal
co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), APAP Network, Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen), STUK (Leuven)
premiere: 31 March 2012, Brussels
presentation in Warsaw in the frame of APAP, supported by the European Union Culture Programme
Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki are recognized on the international performative stage for numerous fascinating and disturbing site-specific projects (e.g. in hotels, office buildings, shops... i.a. as a part of Field Works – Hotel during the Body/Mind festival in 2010, when individual viewers were invited to a room in one of Warsaw hotels); with their performance Nothing’s for something they are returning to the traditional theatrical space as they focus on the world of the creators themselves.
The starting point for Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki was the assumption that all performance elements refer to one another in a non-hierarchical system, just like nodes in a computer network or an interface. Performers, audience, sound, light, set decoration and various objects are on the same level of meaning. It is the viewers who invent the rules of the game and discover things hidden until now from their sight – all through play consisting of tearing out performance elements from their customary bonds.
Nothing's for something is a family friendly performance, making lasting impression on both children and adults thanks to the simplicity of its means of expression.