Smooth, shiny and seamless, Just Desire is like the finishing touches on the most inspiring consumer goods of our time. Like a high-end phone, a luxury perfume or the fastest car in the world – the Tesla Roadster – the performance offers itself as the object of our desire. The space is littered with golden chains from which hang multiple shiny garments: the dead carcasses of a boutique where an intimate portrait unravels in a turmoil of consumption of objects, others and self.
The fluid and relentless interaction between objects and performer creates a landscape that draws from mainstream imaginaries surrounding evil, identity, consumerism, sex, love and death but gradually seeps into places that are unfathomable. In this limitless cascade of action, singing and words, the boundaries between subject and collective desire begin to destabilise.
Søren Evinson studied at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and completed his MA in Performance Studies at University of London with Distinction. He lived in London for 6 years developing his performance practice primarily in collaboration with artists such as Oreet Ashery and Karen Christopher. In his first work, Homage to the Idiot (2014), he collaborates with Bernat de Gispert, a mentally and physically disabled performer. From his collaboration with visual artist Charlie Hope resulted in two works: Hello World!!! (2015) and ATOEWEFTR (A Tower Of Emotions Will Emerge From This Room) (2016). A Nation Is Born In Me (2018) is his first solo. It opened at the TNT Festival of Terrassa and has been presented at the Centre National de la Danse of Paris, Next Festival and Festival GREC of Barcelona among others. Just Desire is a co-production of Antic Teatre and Le Phénix Valenciennes.
Søren Evinson works with body, word, singing and objects to build performances that reflect on the idealization of contemporary culture. He draws from motifs and imaginaries from contemporary life and consumer society. He filters Performance Art through the theatrical with the aim of generating new fantasies of the spectacular. The works are intense, exuberant, complex, delusional and in constant negotiation with reality.