Physics & Phantasma

Physics & Phantasma

Iggy Malmborg (SE)

English without subs


The door opens, somebody checks your ticket, you take your seat and you see an empty stage. Not only then, but also now, while reading this text, you imagine what will happen. And that is precisely the core of Physics and Phantasma: your imagination. It is the origin of all revolutions and all prejudice, and yet the capacity to imagine goes beyond good and evil. It defends us from the inconsistencies of this world and allows us to challenge the laws of physics.
But while many creators praise the empty stage as the central place for imagination, in Physics and Phantasma it becomes compulsive and traumatic. The vacuum must at all costs by filled with something! To this end, Iggy Lond Malmborg takes you on a journey to random and dark corners of your imagination: the place where this solo takes shape.
“…a totally engrossing and brilliantly structured piece of theatre… a disruptive, startling, and multifaceted triumph of performance”
by and with Iggy Malmborg dramaturgical team Erik Berg, Johan Jönson mechanics Kalle Tikas technician Ulrich Ruchlinski production manager Elisabeth Carmen Gmeiner assistant Kaie Olmre including one text by Johan Jönson co-production: Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim) in collaboration with Inkonst (Malmö), MIMstuudio (Tallinn)  supported by: Swedish Arts Council, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Malmö City, Valmiermuiza Brewery thanks to Eneli Järs, Max Göran, Mart Kangro and Marika Lagercrantz



Iggy Lond Malmborg (1987) is a performance maker based in Malmö. Though a formation in traditional acting (the Theatre academy of Malmö) 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. Over the years Malmborgs works have gained international recognition and been celebrated for presenting a complex intellectual discourse in a concrete way, filled with humor and warmth. 

Between 2013-2020 he was working in close collaboration with Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn) where he produced  b o n e r (2014), 99 Words for Void a duett with Maike Lond (2015), Physics and Phantasma (2017) and Things in my mouth (2019). The works have been presented in festivals and venues such as: Spielart (Münich), Baltic Circle (Helsinki), TnBA (Bordeaux), Auawirleben (Bern), Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), FFT (Düsseldorf), Sophiensäle (Berlin), Oslo international theatre festival, Nowy Teatr (Warsaw), Kaai (Brussels) and Dublin Theatre Festival. Since 2009 he is collaborating with Johannes Schmit under the name White on White, during the season 17/18 they premiered Fuck me ! (we didn’t make it) and Tyskland at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin. 

During the season 20/21 he continues to tour Physics and Phantasma and Things in my mouth. He is also opening the sound installation No More at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia and producing the new pieces of performance ONE, ONE, TWO, THREE, FIVE for Kristiansands Art Hall in collaboration with André Eiermann and Far Side at Auawirleben (Bern) in collaboration with Sandra Forrer.

75 minuten

Dutch premiere thu 14 oct '21