What if the answer to everything was nothing? Neind is the Icelandic word for nothing. In Neind Thing (Nothing Thing) we ask nothing to solve the problems of the world. Nothingness as a practice of elimination, as a dance, as a symbol and a ritual.
Neind Thing is a dance performance by 3 dancers, a drummer and a lighting designer. All are actively Neinding. Together, we nothing.
The performance moves between a presentation of a meticulous dance practice, an
intense punk concert and a surreal meta-fictional theater.
Neind Thing is based on the desire to be freed from our current anxieties, from hopelessness in the face of a dystopian future, from constant media stimuli and a paradoxical attention-stealing online world. We contemplate nothing’s potential; our right to nothingness as a form of resistance. We seek nothingness as a pathway to freedom; freedom from chaos and unwanted distractions, freedom to care, freedom to choose what we pay attention to and how.
We employ Neind as a tactic to stave off the incessant overload present in its opposite, Everything. Neind is the freedom to appear.
Höfundur/Creator: Inga Huld Hákonardóttir
Flytjendur/ Performers: Salvör Gullbrá Þórarinsdóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir og Inga Huld Hákonardóttir
Lifandi tónlist/ Live music: Ægir Sindri Bjarnason
Lifandi ljós / Live lighting: Arnar Ingvarsson
Leikmyndahönnuður/ Set designer: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Listræn ráðgjöf/ Creative assistance: Halla Ólafsdóttir og Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir
Styrktaraðilar/ Sponsers: Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið, Sviðslistasjóður/ Launasjóður Listamanna og Kunsten Werkplatz - Brussel
Sérstakar þakkir/ Special thanks: Dansverkstæðið
Framkvæmdastjórn/ Producer: Murmur Productions, Kara Hergils
Grafísk hönnun/ Grafic design: Gréta Þorkelsdóttir
Myndir/Poster: Kaja Sigvalda