Ofaett, report by Justin Morin


(images by Caroline Ablain)

Dear Shaded Readers,
I would like to share with you these pictures taken from the piece “Ofaett”.
“Ofaett” is a duet interpreted by Erna Omarsdottir and Damien Jalet, two fabulous artists with a strong sense of poetry and humor.
On stage, the two creatures are confronting their unique body : they become spiders, naked chickens or a strange giant for instance. Very primitive and sensitive, these monsters look like lost children.
I was deeply touched by the sweetness of these creatures, and I wondered to myself where this kind of freaks could grow. The answer probably lies in the title of the piece.”Ofaett” means “unborn”. I guess Damien Jalet and Erna Omarsdottir want to show us an unique place where life is frozen, where spirits play with their unborn body, as they play with our souvenirs…

Gabriela Fridriksdottir (artist, friend and collaborator of Bj

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Laura Albert has won international acclaim for her fiction. Writing as JT LeRoy, she is the author of the best-selling novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, and the novella Harold's End. Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, reissued by HarperCollins, have also been released as audiobooks by Blackstone Publishing. Laura Albert is the subject of Jeff Feuerzeig's feature documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story and Lynn Hershman Leeson's film The Ballad of JT LeRoy. She has written for The New York Times, The Forward, The London Times, Spin, Man About Town, Vogue, Film Comment, Interview, L'Équipe Sport&Style, Filmmaker, I-D, and others – more recently, the cover article for Man About Town and her reflections on fashion for VESTOJ. A writer for the HBO series "Deadwood," she also wrote the original script for Gus Van Sant's Elephant and was the film's Associate Producer. She has written the short films Radiance for Drew Lightfoot and ContentMode, and Dreams of Levitation and Warfare of Pageantry for Sharif Hamza and Nowness. For Tiempo de Literatura 2020's “The Narrative Universe of Laura Albert,” she engaged in a wide-ranging ZOOM conversation with Fernanda Melchor, International Booker Prize Shortlist author for her acclaimed novel Hurricane Season. Twitter: @lauraalbert Instagram: @laura_albert