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


In their new production HANNAH Verdensteatret are exploring ideas about geological time and attention fatigue used as an observatory.

In November 2016 Verdensteatret went on a research journey to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, the same destination as they had 10 years ago. With this research the artist collective has for the first time chosen to repeat a journey and gather material from somewhere they have already been. Along this journey they have questioned the nature of repetition and if repetition is at all possible. Questions that reveal doubt as a gravitational center for our orientation. Repetition points forward in time and is an integral part of what is seen and what is done.

HANNAH is an elaborate spatial composition that provokes a state of absorption in an immersive audio-visual space. The composition consists of material generated in an electronic feedback system designed to absorb the audience into the performance space.

Inspired by the immense span and gradual unfolding of geological time, the material acts as a kind of sedimentation process, drawing attention to gentle transformations and how 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.

A production from Verdensteatret is a glimpse of a present, a state of transitions and passages through phenomenons. The present is a memory in motion.

At the same time, there has never been so much past as right now.


By and 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, 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.