SCENES FROM THE MACHINERY
A Viaplay Original 2022
The theatre play
The ambition with INGEBORG'S MANIFESTO is to create a female character, a feminine body that speaks with Ingmar Bergman's words. Is new meaning created if the male genius is not male anymore? Will Ingeborg provide the audience the same sense of security, a genius that we trust? How do we listen to Ingmar's words when the sender is someone completely different? How can our play constitute a comment on an ongoing discussion about gender as well as masculine and feminine language?
Ingeborgs Manifesto is touring in Sweden 2023.
The short film
In the movie adaptation of Ingeborg's Manifesto photographer Lina Ikse and choreographer Gilda Stillbäck play with creating dreamy landscapes where Ingeborg is traveling in her "inner rooms" through movement and voice-over.
Idea & script: Gilda Stillbäck & Petra Revenue
Direction: Petra Revenue
Ingeborg: Gilda Stillbäck
Music: Björn Knutsson
Scenography: Ger Olde Monnikhof
Photographer and editing: Lina Ikse
Sound: Ger Olde Monnikhof
Sound mix: Björn Knutsson
"The charge in the room is total. Gilda Stillbäck has the audience in her hand from the start. Ingeborg covers the whole range from trusting to terrible, humbly loving and nurturing to vainly demanding and extremely self-absorbed ... A powerful, agile and dizzying monolog."
Kai Martin / freelance journalist
"Stillbäck, a transformation artist, changes the ambience and her character's temperament in a nanosecond. She can go into attack at lightning speed, jovial doming the audience, and turn into a veritable monster in battling intensely with familiar 'demons'."
Peter Stensson/ Danskonst.com
"Ingeborg's Manifesto" shows in a memorable and entertaining way that fiddling with Bergman's persona does not take any of his strength away. The same applies, of course, to Ingeborg herself. Art is ultimately not about who you are, but about what you do."
Mikaela Blomqvist/ GP