2010

And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing

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"And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing” is a composition in the form of a hybrid between performance, concert and installation. It might be described as an art-machine played by musicians, performers and robots. Physically the work appears as a landscape of kinetic sculptures, that activate a diversity of animation techniques, micro puppetry, music, light and shadowplay


And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing is a composition in the form of a hybrid between performance, concert and installation. It might be described as an art-machine played by musicians, performers and robots. Physically the work appears as a landscape of kinetic sculptures, that activate a diversity of animation techniques, micro puppetry, music, light and shadowplay. This landscape of kinetic sculptures creates a room in constant transformation. All objects produce art and are also a part in it. The idea of simultaneous perspectives and multiple functions tied to each object creates a work of works. A conglomerate of connections across media and layers. Some obvious, planned and controlled. Others seen by the single spectator only, weaving her story, from available threads.

And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing is presented in different ways depending on the context.

Live version: performance/concert where performers/musicians play on and operate all the machines/sculptures and mechanical instruments.

Installation version: A fully automatic computerprogrammed version for exhibitions.

Hybrid version: A combination where live sequences alternate with automation.


By and with:
Asle Nilsen, Lisbeth J. Bodd, Håkon Lindbäck, Piotr Pajchel, Christian Blom, Kristine Roald Sandøy,
Hai Nguyen Dinh, Ali Djabbary, Øyvind B. Lyse, Gjertrud Jynge, Espen Sommer Eide, Thorolf Thuestad,
Eirik Blekesaune, Hans Skogen, Janne Kruse, Jannicke Lie, Elisabeth Gmeiner.

Co-production with:
Black Box Theatre (Oslo)   BIT -Teatergarasjen  (Bergen)   Theater der Welt, (Essen/Germany)
and Festival Avant Art, (Wrocław/Poland).

CV for more info


 
 

VIDEO // Live documentation

video duration 35 min / performance duration 55 min / Download video clip

 

VIDEO // Installation documentation

video duration 12 min / Installation duration 33 min / Download video clip