The Shopping List
The Shopping List is an interactive table-top miniature opera, composed of a single-piece gameboard that can be easily placed on a table or pedestal. It explores the concept introduced in UNKNOWN, a journey (CURRENTS 2018) but with a more intimate and personal style. The idea is inspired by “mechanical” shopping lists, somewhat common in the first half of the 20th century as mnemonic aid for the family shoppers. Here, we expand on this idea by replacing the mechanical list with the interactive board with mini beanbags that substitute the pins. The Shopping List is an opera installation, where the items of the list are the libretto. For this opera, also the words transcend the rote list of the traditional shopper. Once more, my collaborator Ken Eklund has chosen words that invites us to a journey of exploration, introspection, and meditation.