NXT creatives

Julie Solberg

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think

Thinking no longer means… is a theatre performance about the necessity (or not) of changing the world. What is solidarity? Do we have an obligation to make the world a better place? The performance mirrors the struggle of Solberg and Cederqvist’s generation to be politically engaged. Irony, sarcasm and controversies are essential parts of the experience. Their performance portrays the luxuries of their generation: Millennials enjoy freedom of choice in terms of both education and self-realisation. One could wonder if this should not imply a stronger commitment, responsibility and creativity regarding the challenges the world is facing; yet it rather seems that the more one knows the less one manages to do, and the more likely one is to be politically correct and comfortable with one’s own helplessness. The performance plays with the personae of Cederqvist and Solberg as intelligent, well-educated thinkers. Situated in a think tank they throw themselves into a live physical and violent interrogation of these questions. This is black humour and satire with a serious after-taste.