Stemmebånd (information in English)

The Norwegian petroleum adventure is a story still without an ending.
The story of anthropogenic global warming has just begun.


Equipped with a cassette player, a handful of audio tapes and his fathers survival suit, McKenzie attempts to materialize his own story amidst a maze of contradicting timelines and voices. Born in Stavanger, Norways petroindustrial center, with his father being an petroleum engineer, McKenzie is a child of the petro boom as well as the era of climate change. A combination of sound installation, object theater, dance performance and political satire, Stemmebånd has been performed in different formats at Maidans Lørenskog, Franje Festival, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Tou Scene, KinoKino, Scenehuset and Klimafestivalen § 112. The performance has also been presented in combination with talks related to fossil fuels and climate change.

Stemmebånd was coproduced by DansiT, Tou Scene and Regional Arena for Samtidsdans, with support by Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fund for Performing Artists and Arts Council Norway. McKenzie was also awarded Norwegian Dance Artists scholarship in order to develop the work, which premiered in 2015.

Stemmebånd from Erikk McKenzie on Vimeo.