A hybrid between concert, performance and installation, where the whole
space is played as one polyphonic audiovisual instrument.


HANNAH (50 min, 2017) is a hybrid between concert, performance and installation in which the whole space is played as one polyphonic audiovisual instrument. It is an elaborate spatial composition by the world-renowned Norwegian artist group, Verdensteatret, that provokes a state of absorption in an immersive audiovisual space. Inspired by the gradual unfolding of geological time, the material acts as a kind of sedimentation process, drawing attention to gentle transformations and the way physical objects can affect their surroundings over extremely long time spans. From a human perspective, the material unfolds from fixed attention towards exhaustion – in the act of observing slow changes.

HANNAH had its world premiere in the program of Ultima – Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo, September 2017 at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo. The performance will tour internationally in 2019-20

HANNAH was performed multiple times at Sonic Acts Festival in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam February 2019.

By and with: Asle Nilsen, Piotr Pajchel, Eirik Blekesaune, Torgrim Torve, Niklas Adam, Janne Kruse, Ali Djabbary, Martin Taxt, Elisabeth Carmen Gmeiner, HC Gilje, Magnus Bugge and Laurent Ravot

Thanks to: Espen Sommer Eide, Sofia Jernberg and Magnie Finnsdatter Nilsen

In collaboration with Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Black Box Teater

Verdensteatreter is supported by The Norwegian Art Council