A hybrid between concert, performance and installation,where the whole
space is played as one polyphonic audiovisual instrument.
Verdensteatret are currently working on a new production that will premiere as a live performance
at Oslo’s Henie Onstad Art Centre during the Ultima Festival in September 2017. In this brand new
work, Verdensteatret will explore ideas about geological time and attention fatigue. As they put it:
«There has never been so much past as there is right now.»
In November 2016, the Verdensteatret collective went on a research trip to the Mekong Delta in
Vietnam, a location they first visited ten years ago. Their research, in a place they were already familiar with, was particularly focused on the nature of repetition, and they began questioning
whether repetition is even possible. In their piece for Ultima, Verdensteatret will create a series of elaborate audio-visual compositions - generated via an electronic feedback system - designed
to absorb the audience into the performance space. Inspired by the immense span and slow
unfolding of geological time, the material acts as a kind of sedimentation process, drawing attention
to slow changes and the way physical objects can affect their surroundings over extremely long time-spans.
With: Asle Nilsen, Piotr Pajchel, Eirik Blekesaune, Torgrim Torve, Niklas Adam, Janne Kruse, Ali Djabbary, Martin Taxt, Elisabeth Carmen Gmeiner, HC Gilje. Thanks to: Espen Sommer Eide, Sofia Jernberg.
Verdensteatreter is supported by The Norwegian Art Council.