The Economy of Pleasure

Poste Restante

Poste Restante
Photo: Patriez Van der Wens

The Economy of Pleasure is a performance in the form of a training facility where the visitor confronts his or her difficulties of experiencing rapture. In simulated situations the visitors are aided to overcome their personal obstacles and fears connected to the act of letting go, of having “fun”. The practice ends when visitors and trainers jointly perform a rapturous re-enactment of the exercises.

Poste Restante creates performances where each audience member is placed in the centre of the narrative. Since 2007, Poste Restante has created numerous large scale performances and has been presented at festivals such as Baltic Circle in Finland, Santiago a Mil in Chile and Salzburger Festspiele in Austria.

CONCEPT AND DIRECTOR: Poste Restante (Erik Berg, Linn Hilda Lamberg, Stefan Åkesson)
WITH: Linda Adami, Erik Berg, Josefina Björk, Lena Kimming, Linn Hilda Lamberg, Erika Lindahl, Olof Melander Lange, Alvaro Ovalle, Anna-Karin Penton, Nina Sigurd, Stefan Åkesson
CO-PRODUCTION: MDT and Key Performance

DURATION: 2 h, 30 min