"Her blev en hjertevarm afsked blandet med sjove barndomserindringer, her blev anerkendelsen af alle slægtled der gik forud for os selv indkapslet med en positiv fortolkning af meningen med livet." - Forbrugermania (Copenhagen)
A CONTEMPLATION OF LINEAGE, LOSS AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
In this offbeat tragicomic eulogy, Ivan Hansen ponders his grandfather's diaries, performs original music, and shares a highly personal tale that ends with a bit of a dance, conversation, and a cup of hot coffee. Awake is the third part of our Ivan Hansen trilogy - which also includes Posthumous Works and Next Door - featuring works of authentic fiction investigating themes of loss and connection.
Awake was commissioned by Kitt Johnson for X-Act's Mellemrum Festival - a bi-annual site-specific festival that ran in Copenhagen from 2008 until 2014, supported by the Danish Arts Council. Awake was developed at the Frederiksholm Kirke in Sydhavnen.
Concept & Story: Ivan Hansen (DK), Katrina Bugaj (US/DK), Troels Hagen Findsen (DK)
Direction: Katrina Bugaj
Performer: Ivan Hansen
Assistants: Sarah Homewood (UK), Markus Hofmann (GER)
Consultant: Kitt Johnson (DK)
Photographer: Per Morten Abrahamsen (DK)