In the Mirror of Care Work will use performance art to portray the role and history of the nurse in the Nordic countries, while raising a discussion about its own artistic field through the mirroring of the nurses’ practice.
In the Mirror of Care Work is a project that brings together performers from the Nordic performance scene to share experiences from their work with interactive one-to-one performances through poetic and performative approaches. The project’s knowledge production and cultural-political discussion on performance is created by virtue of a mirroring with the nurse’s work and takes place in collaboration with the nursing programme at UCN in North Jutland (DK), as well as the performance venues MDT in Stockholm (SE) and MadHouse in Helsinki (FI).
The project is of high artistic quality and Nordic relevance. The link between nursing and performance art is interesting and innovative while contributing with two different perspectives on the tactile, which is a common denominator for the disciplines.