“..because in time, the geography between here and there have gotten further and further apart.
So we were too far away from each other to make any difference...”
In 2007 Verdensteatret presents three productions: The performance louder, the installation The Telling Orchestra and a new installation based on louder. These works will first be shown in Norway and then presented internationally.
Winter 2007 Verdensteatret went on a journey to Vietnam and the Mekong-river. This was the first step towards the production louder and the new istallation based on the same material.
“..louder is a massive orchestral piece. A tidal wave of pictures and sounds is thrown at us by a machine so fragile that it is in constant danger of short-circuiting. Among a pile of megaphones that hurl sound in all directions, and a knot of wires so stretched that they may break at any moment, we glimpse people. People who are trying to interact with this landscape, tugging at strings that are everywhere in the room. The strings hanging from the ceiling form a stage for a mass of figures. A mechanical puppet play takes place here – over the heads of the performers. louder is a storytelling orchestra that hangs by a rusty wire and narrates a multitude of tales through sound and images. Tales from a distant past, tales from our time, about wars, river, the theatre, the nation, music, nature, technology, the journey and about exile. In the midst of this throng, we find a heart of darkness – a long, black barge on the open sea, radiating coldness and stories.”
louder is made by:
Lisbeth J. Bodd , Asle Nilsen, Piotr Pajchel, Håkon Lindbäck, Petter Steen, Ali Djabbary,
Marius Kjos, Mara Oldenburg, Bergmund Waal Skaslien, Elisabeth Gmeiner, Christina Peios,
Christian Blom, Rune Madsen.
VIDEO // Live documentation
video duration 35 min / performance duration 55 min / Download video clip