2017

NEW WORK

 

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.


The presentation at Henie Onstad Art Center is a collaboration between: 
Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music FestivalHenie Onstad KunstsenterBlack Box Teater
and Verdensteatret.

Verdensteatreter is supported by The Norwegian Art Council.


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