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Solo show at The Danish National Art Library, Copenhagen, 2015

Cecilie Skov, Stærekassen, 2015. Original model of Theatre Stærekassen - borrowed and repaired, spotlight, healing séance. Photo: Rebecca Krasnik.
Cecilie Skov: Stærekassen, 2015. Original model of Theatre Stærekassen - borrowed and repaired, spotlight, healing séance. Photo: Rebecca Krasnik.
Cecilie Skov, Arrangement, 2015. Prop flowers from The Royal Theatre, plaster, spot lights. Photo: Rebecca Krasnik.
Cecilie Skov: Arrangement, 2015. Prop flowers from The Royal Theatre, plaster, spot lights. Photo: Rebecca Krasnik.
Cecilie Skov, Stærekassen, 2015. Original model of Theatre Stærekassen - borrowed and repaired, spotlight, healing séance. Photo: Rebecca Krasnik.
Cecilie Skov: Stærekassen, 2015. Original model of Theatre Stærekassen - borrowed and repaired, spotlight, healing séance. Photo: Rebecca Krasnik.
Poster
Poster

Manuscript

(except from the end)

Cast

  • Cecilie
  • The healer

Scene 3

Cecilie: While we’re still here on the stage I have one question: could you describe the energy of this building in terms of a material? 


The healer: It’s a jagged stone. We’re in science-fiction territory here. It’s like an ironstone. Perhaps there’s no such thing really. A heavy ironstone, dark, with many edges, it’s a bit like an old-fashioned naval mine – you know, they were round with these protruding horns. But a bit more star-shaped. So each prong has four or five sides. It’s not symmetrical. It’s very uneven. And it’s heavy. As heavy as a black hole. And it’s matt. Entirely black.

Cecilie: How big is it?


The healer: Well, it’s huge. But at the same time it can also be like this.


Cecilie: So scale isn’t really important?


The healer: No. But then I’m sitting here with a scale model of the building. You shrink the space in order to envision it. When I heal a person I also envision them scaled down.

Cecilie: Okay.

The healer: Now that we’re here anyway I’d like to tidy things up a little. One thing you can do is to place a bonfire of light right in the middle of the floor. On the stage. Then all those who don’t need to be here can enter the light.

Cecilie: Are you burning her (the ghost Gertrude, ed.)?

The healer: She’s not burning. She’s using the light to enter the Spirits. That’s what you do. Ghosts are attracted to the light. It attracts whatever souls are around. Now it’s actually getting colder, too. I think we should just get out again. Let’s step out onto the stairs. Down the stairs and out underneath the dome. Let’s stop here.