Iggy Lond Malmborg: Physics & Phantasma

UUE - Estonian Contemporary (performance) Art Festival


The opening performance of UUE-festival devotes itself to the function, production and need of fantasy.

Wed, February 21 at 7pm

Price 15/12 e
Festival pass (incl. 2 performances and a screening) 25 e (The festival pass is available until 21 Feb at 18:00)
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Duration 75 min.
Language English
Not suitable for minors under the age of 18.

To fantasize is a technical ability beyond good and evil. It is the setting for our desire and a necessary tool for us to become, what we call, whole subjects. At the same time the basis of any revolutionary potential and the foundation of racist prejudice. In the thinking of this piece, the phantasmatic is far most a defence mechanism enabling us to comprehend with the inconsistencies of the world.

The theatre is an empty space, just a silent framework in which we situate our pieces. It is that emptiness which allows us to put the laws of geography and time aside and travel anywhere at anytime. This nothingness is not only presupposed by us the audience; it is also, often, celebrated by us the makers. In “Physics and Phantasma” though, it is perceived as something deeply traumatic – a void that has to be filled, with anything(!) other than nothing, covered in a veil of fantasy. The piece intends to become that veil, to study its creation and how it is being put into play in-between the audience and performer.

Fantasizing is a language practice. Thus, Iggy Lond Malmborg invites to a piece fully consisting of words (or the possible lack of them). With this new solo he explores a toned-down and less explanatory style than in the earlier works. The result is a piece that mainly takes place within the audience imagination, through affirmation of- or resistance against suggested motives; a phantasmatic imagery ranging from the most arbitrary kind to the darkest places of human imagination.

The performance is co-produced by Kanuti Gildi Saalin in Tallinn.



Iggy Lond Malmborg (1987) is a freelance actor and performance maker based in Malmö, Sweden. Though a formation in traditional acting (the Theatre academy of Malmö 06-10) his pieces span over a wide range of aesthetics and styles, both solo and collaborative work. His main artistic interest is to use the performance event as a model onto which the pieces discourse directly can be applied. By using strategies that can be compared to minimalism, he sheds light on the politics of theatre and read it as a hierarchical machine with (unconscious) patterns of inclusion and exclusion. Lond Malmborg is working mostly with his partner, Estonian artist Maike Lond Malmborgin.

By and with: Iggy Lond Malmborg
Dramaturgical team: Erik Berg, Johan Jönson, Maike Lond Malmborg
Technical solutions: Maike Lond Malmborg, Kalle Tikas
Production manager: Eneli Järs
Assistant: Kaie Olmre
Including one text by: Johan Jönson
Thanks to: Max Göran, Mart Kangro, Marika Lagercrantz

Co-production: Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim)
In collaboration with: Inkonst (Malmö), MIMstuudio (Tallinn)
Supported by: Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Malmö City, Valmiermuiza Brewery