Hello and welcome to Andrology Showroom and Hemma hos dig med Carl Olof.
Andrology Showroom is a free of charge booking service where you can loan three different choreographies by and with me, Carl Olof Berg, to be presented in your home in exchange of a cup of coffee.
I have rehearsed and prepared these three to choose from: a princess work out, a melancholic pop quiz with pop songs written by men by your piano or a guided tour of male prestige in your home. My performances are 20 to 30 minutes long. You can be alone as audience or invite as many as you like. After the first home visit you get a library card and have the right for two re-loans.
You who book a choreography might not be used to having persons performing in your home. I am happy and honoured that you open up your home to me. I will need your name, address, telephone number and a cup of coffee when I arrive. As a memory I will also ask of you to take a photograph of me somewhere in your home before I leave. You leave all this information to me when you call and book a performance.
Andrology Showroom is an art project that aims to offer a personal conversation on masculinity and prestige but also about our home as a stage where we create and build our bodies.
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If you want to book a free of charge choreography to your home I offer three to choose from. Here are short descriptions of them:
1. The guided tour – For this performance, A guided tour of the men’s club, you will need 1 – 5 chairs at home. It could be kitchen chairs that I arrange in your kitchen or living room before I start. Here I do a performance in the format of a 20 minute guided tour where I take you on a journey from large scale swedish power structures to the innermost locked up room. I talk about different secluded male areas while you listen and follow me around. I end the performance singing a love song played on my accordeon Marita. This performance have a suggested minimum age limit of 15 years old.
2. The pop quiz – For this performance, Bögen (the gay guy) and the melancholic pop quiz, you will need a piano in your home. It could be out of tune or often played on. No worries as long as it is not an electric piano or synthesizer. The melancholic pop quiz is a 30 minute mellow piano concert of pop songs written by men performed by my one-man coverband Bögen (The gay guy). You are also asked to make a wish for a song in forhand for the pop quiz. This song should be written by one or more men but could have been performed by anyone regardless of gender.
3. The princess work out– In Spänsta med Birgitta (Get fit with Birgitta), I present and perform the fitness and weightloss-programme called Spänsta med Birgitta (Get fit with Birgitta) recorded in 1967 by swedish princess Birgitta but I also present a warm up exercises by Isadora Duncan and share a personal story. It can be described a mix of a twisted work out, a piece of swedish history and a dreamlike dance experiance. It will take approximately 30 minutes to get fit with Birgitta. You can choose whether to only watch or participate in the work out. No previous experience required.
Are you ready to book a performance? Call 0046 769 45 44 44.
My name is Carl Olof Berg and I am a white, middle aged male raised in the neighborhood of Sommarro in Karlstad, Sweden but are based in Stockholm since more than 20 years. I do research on masculinity and prestige within my artistic practice as performer and choreographer. In my work I use my own body and its history as both method and material. I am interested in questions like what bodily practices create and reproduce male prestige. How and at what point are these processes destabilized? What is put at risk in the meeting between my body, social structures and movement? I also hold a silver medal in Lambada and a regional championship in single disco.
Andrology is the science of men as biological creatures.