The Meatlump

"The three bodies create a human blub, a compact mass of a substance, one without a definite or regular shape. As time transpires you get the sense that you understand the nature of the creature, but just as this happens The Meatlump peels a layer away, transforming  and deepening the image of what it is, what it wants and in which direction it's heading. In this way The Meatlump plays with the audience’s perceptions, prejudices and expectations; luring them in with humor and stupidity, making them think they understand, relate and maybe even feel superior to it, before morphing into something else. Slowly The Meatlump unfolds itself into something that is deeper, more complex and sophisticated, constantly testing the power balance between it and the audience."

Inspiration for costumes

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This pictures are from a photo project Maren and Julie created in collaboration with scenographer Kasper Hansen and photographer Nick Grey.

We want to create costumes of light colors, that can attract color during the performance and create a metallic and otherworldly look, with inspiration from this pictures. 

The gliding colors will create a confusing look, of which body part that belongs to who.

Press: 

“De ælter sig selv og hinanden rundt som menneskeligt affald, der bliver skubbet  rundt af en bulldozer på en skrotplads. Måden de slasker dødt ned i gulvet på, får  publikum til at gispe. Det er sært fascinerende, de lader sig rulle ledeløst rundt for  

at blive samlet i en masse bestående af seks arme og ben, der hele tiden griber  ind i hinanden og griber fat, hvor de nu kan få fat, mens de dunker ned i gulvet.  Det virker komisk, men er også angstfremkaldende, for bare de ikke gør skade på  sig selv og hinanden. De virker helt uforfærdede og – synes det – viljeløse, da de  lader sig slynge ind i en samlet klump, hvor det ikke længere er muligt at skelne  dem og deres forskellige kropsdele fra hinanden."  

 

 

Ørkendrømme by Mikael Svennevig, about the meatlump part from  UMWELT,  

The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen