Amina Szecsödy’s Mean Time offers a provocative perspective on the surrounding zeitgeist.
The title Mean Time is explored in its double meaning, referring both to the expression
meantime; the time between waiting for something, and the direct translation, a nasty time-
The world has become overwhelming in all its complexity, in its ambiguity, but here the
audience is confronted both as a passive observer and a participating witness. The protagonist,
a kind of oracle, tries to give the world a structure again, while wrestling a collective and
individual apocalypse. Loud and hypersensitive, between tragedy and grotesque, she
questions her own position and methods of resistance.
The performance is about 45 minutes long without intermission.
Amina Szecsödy (b. 1995, Sweden) is a performance maker based between Stockholm and
Brussels. Her work incorporates quotations, sound design, scriptwriting, and collaboration,
channeling the dissonant voices of the past and future in the immediate present. Via this
process of ‘siphoning off’, Szecsödy develops new complexities and combinations of
language and gesture.
Szecsödy holds a BA in Performing Arts from Malmö Theatre Academy and is currently
finishing her MA in Choreography and Performance at Giessen University. Recent works and
collaborations include the play Ge mig en fast punkt och jag ska rubba jorden for Teater
Västernorrland, Rear Windows (Deutsches Filminstitut Frankfurt) Condition report
(Kunstverein Frankfurt) & RAUBKOPIE (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm & Thalia Theater,
nominated for Körber Studio für Junge Regie. She is currently developing the solo work
Mean Time as well as the collaborative project Shadow text together with Chloe Chignell.
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