A citizens council is gathered to perform the ritual of the circle commune. The performance mirrors the ritualistic qualities of operating systems of politics – voting, border settlement and public statement. The theatricality and stagnation of common politics is mimicked by the local citizens council, in a heathen and tribal display. In Council of Citizens, local folkloric and political gestures intermix with contemporary global subcultural elements, creating a meeting between tradition and trend in the metropolitan subject.
The works are formal investigations of the power relations of modern day society. Through the use of cinematic narratives, choreography and mise en scène, the works strive to expose the precariousness of contemporary society and the broken link between politics and the political.
In the works the nostalgic is juxtaposed with the current and unpredictable lifeworld of the political subject, often moving beyond the mere present and into the yet-to-come or the parallel now.
The works aim to dissect and reveal the invisibles of urban society, taking use of the fictional and extra-real in order to pose new questions and generate a new potential space, a third place, for political contemplations and counter-memory.