The Bergman Horror Show by Peter Johansson/Barbro Westling

30 June 2007 / 14:00 - 17:00

Shows at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

Johansson and Westling will perform their show based on some of Ingmar Bergman’s notorious sets and characters. Staged with a peculiar echoing of their voices, the performance lasts 25 minutes in a small theatre made by the artists.

Grave illusions, tableaux mortes and existential changement-au-vues explore the
gap between the seriousness of Bergman’s work and how it communicates and confronts its audience.

“Art is to be compared to a snakeskin filled with busy ants. The snake is already dead
and eaten. Its poison has long been lost. Yet the snakeskin moves. Filled with self-sufficient and busy-body life” Ingmar Bergman, Ormskinnet (The Snakeskin) 1965.
Johansson and Westling have collaborated since 2004 and have shown at Skånes
Konstförening Malmö; Skissernas Museum Lund; Konstfrämjandet Skåne at Västra
Hamnen, Malmö; Museum for Experimental and Unexpected Art, Östra; Springhill
Institute, Birmingham and BWA Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland.