fera – Ruby Nilsson

fera is what the Devil is to God: necessary and always present in the form of threat, terror and darkness.

Dates: 31/3
DOORS: 17.30
ON STAGE: 18.00

175/135 kr
120 min

*****Observe that today’s performance has this schedule :

DOORS: 17.30 ON STAGE: 18.00*****


fera, from Latin fera, wild animal, beast
, from Italian feriō, to injure

fera takes place at an unseen place
is what Orpheus and Eurydice isn’t
 is Phaedra without D
 is détournement

fera is the inflammatory space between over and under
here and                                                                                                    there
it is the spatialisation of a specific         ~ tension ~
not now but…        soon
;              the second before the blow
the moment before the knife cuts
the second before the light goes out

bam, poof

fera is black-box specific, that is, it’s devoid of spatial specificity
but still fera has three spaces
and the passage between them

fera is dysphoria, simply and plainly put
fera is the world in becoming-unbearable
fera is to some extent always impossible

fera is a theatre performance exploring dysphoria and dissociation as affective, temporal and spatial states. fera operates at the liminalities of realism. Its name, “fera” (etymologically “wild beast” / “to harm”), alludes to what is unbridled and wild in the construction of a life in common. fera is set in an ominous no man’s land, where one waits to be at once included and excluded.

fera is a new work by Ruby Nilsson and is made together with Ba Bladh, Andria Nyberg Forshage, Maja Lindström and
Em Silén.


Concept, text and directing: Ruby Nilsson
Dramaturgy and text: Andria Nyberg Forshage
Sound and music: Em Silén
Lighting design: Maja Lindström
Costumer: Ida Silfverdal

On Stage: Ba Bladh och rip ME (Em Silén) 

Poster by 2oo2, IG @2oooooooooooooo2

Ruby Nilsson is a dramatist, writer and artist working in Malmö, Copenhagen and Stockholm. She is educated at the Royal Danish Art Academy and University of Södertörn. Her work circles around the relationship between bodies and technologies of writing, often with a focus on feminist forms and processes of becoming. Ruby is the project’s instigator and has invited and shaped the performance artistic team in accordance to their artistic practices and how they relate to the project’s concept.

Ba Bladh is based in Copenhagen and educated at the Royal Danish Art Academy. Their artistic practice focuses on “queer” binary structures and breaking up linear time through Their performances. With a background in international politics They mix theory with fiction in the creation of installations and performances.

Andria Nyberg Forshage is a writer, curator, poet and independent researcher. They are a member of the editorial team for Paletten, a journal for contemporary art. She has published essays, theory, poetry and experimental text including in the Lulu-Journal of the Luleå Biennal, Kontext Press, Two Thirds North, and Datableed Magazine. As an independent researcher she has written and lectured on trans theory, queer death, poetics and aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy.

Maja Lindström is lightdesigner and one of three artistic leaders for Institutet in Vitsaniemi. She grew up in Luleå, but has lived and worked in Malmö för several years and is now based in Stockholm and Tornedalen. She is educated at Stockholm University of The Arts and Malmö University and has worked with performing arts and light in theater, dance, performances amongst other things.

rip ME (Em Silén) is a composer, instrumentalist/singer, producer, dj, sound technician, artist and writer that lives and works in Stockholm. She is educated in electroacoustic composing at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a former member of the studio collective Drömfakulteten. At Drömfakulteten she explored electronic clubgenres, began dj:ing and started performing under the alias rip ME, under which she mostly produces, with the motto “dishonor the brand”. Em has released music under rip ME since 2017, most recent on her debutalbum Libido on the recordlabel Cease2Exist.