After touring around the world Verdensteatret has decided to put travelling on hold for a while and focus more on creating new works. They move their studio in Oslo to Bergen in order to heat up materials and watch new things float to the surface of the great ocean of appearances and disappearances, and open up their laboratory in the new arts venue at Bontelabo to the public. This is the indefinite start of a new project, alarmingly frail and constantly prone to breakdowns. Every day burned-out motors, robots and electrical components whirl out in their wake.
Of all the things that break the surface are also the unreliable memories of their last stay in Kolkata in December 2011, where they presented And All The Questionmarks Started to Sing in the ruins of The Reserve Bank of India. A single idea may seem palpable, but suddenly reveal surprising depths when combined with materials that at first seem completely alien to it. The surprising richness found in colliding materials is a primary tool for Verdensteatret, until the point where every detail opens an abyss or explodes and leaves the artist completely disoriented somewhere in the infinite plan of that detail.
Lisbeth J. Bodd, Asle Nilsen, Eirik Blekesaune, Piotr Pajchel, Espen Sommer Eide, Martin Taxt, Thorolf Thuestad, Alireza Djabbary, Kristine R. Sandøy, Trond Lossius. Thanks to Bergen Center for Eletronic Art (BEK) and Bergen Kunsthall.
BIT Teatergarasjen / Bergen, Norway