Sep. 8, 2017 at the Henie Onstad kunstsenter, Oslo
In their new production HANNAH Verdensteatret are exploring ideas about geological time and attention fatigue.
In November 2016 Verdensteatret went on a research journey to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, the same destination as they had 10 years ago. With this research Verdensteatret has, for the first time, chosen to repeat a journey and gather material from somewhere they have already been.
Along this journey they have questioned the nature of repetition, and if repetition is at all possible. The repetition points forwards in time, and is an integral part of what is seen and what is done.
Verdensteatret works with elaborate spatial compositions that provokes a state of absorption in an immersive audio-visual space. These compositions consists of material generated in an electronic feedback system. This material forms a sedimentation process that unfolds as a fixed attention towards exhaustion and the act of observing slow changes. Like a physical object slowly affect its surroundings.
A production from Verdensteatret is a glimpse of a present, a state of transitions and passages through phenomenons. The present is a memory in motion.
At the same time, there has never been so much past as right now.
BROEN OVER GJØRME
…the great span between the deafening noise and the fragile and unsteady, wavery space this work creates seems to mirror the many extremes in the human existence. It evokes a quote from Andrej Tarkovsky’s science fiction movie Stalker: “weakness is something fantastic, strength is nothing”
The Currency Building
In November and December 2011 we rounded up 2 years of continuously touring with a remarkably nice project in Kolkata, India, We stayed in Kolkata for 6 busy weeks. If you like you can have a peek into this experience here