Asle Nilsen (born 1958. Asker, Norway)
Works as a visual artist within painting, installation and multimedia. He has held several solo exhibitions with paintings since 1990. He graduated from the Oslo Art Academy in 1984.
Based in Oslo, Asle Nilsen is the artistic leader in Verdensteatret. He is involved in all artistic aspects of the projects in the group and has participated in all the productions of Verdensteatret since 1986.
Piotr Pajchel (born 1979)
Video based visual artist from Norway who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo.
Piotr Pajchels work with real-time video is used in installations, performances and live jams. He has participated in many exhibitions national and international since 2001. Responsible for the video work in Verdensteatret since 2003 and member of the artistic board since 2007.
Piotr Pajchel has participated in the following productions:
Concert for Greenland (2004), The Telling Orchestra (2006), LOUDER (2007), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Eirik Blekesaune (born 1980. Trondheim, Norway)
Works in the intersection between art and technological development. In the work with Verdensteatret his focus is on intermedial artistic expression and multidisciplinary collective processes. He works with music, sound, robotics/electronics and software development.
Through his work he is trying to understand how we communicate across artistic disciplines, and how you can from this understanding facilitate for the artists involved in the process. The aim is moving towards a non-hierarchical collective structure, with equal emphasis on all medias involved.
He has also taught courses and workshop within art and technology within sound, music, electronics and computer programming at Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and NOTAM (Oslo) and BEK (Bergen). Eirik has been member of the artistic board since 2012.
Eirik Blekesaune has participated in the following productions: The Telling Orchestra (2006), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Ali Djabbary (born 1965. Mashad, Iran)
Performance artist and visual artist. Light technician, stage technician.
Works in Verdensteatret as performer and technician. Works also with Nordic Black Theatre in Oslo.
Education: Strykehjernet visual art school. Nordic Black Theatre School. Vincent Lunges Art Institute.
Ali Djabbary has participated in the following productions:
TSALAL (2003), Concert for Greenland (2004), The Telling Orchestra (2006), LOUDER (2007), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Elisabeth C. Gmeiner (born 1979. Austria)
Elisabeth Gmeiner holds an M.A. degree in music education and English/American studies and has deep working experience as a producer and international project manager in the arts. She was a producer for the internationally renowned contemporary arts festival “Steirischer Herbst” in Graz/Austria, where she was in charge of producing contemporary theatre, opera, installation and performance art projects. After two years as label manger for Kairos, a record label for contemporary music based in Vienna/Austria, she moved to Oslo/Norway in 2008 where she joined artist collective Verdensteatret.
Elisabeth is currently working as an independent producer based in Oslo. She has an ongoing collaboration with art collectives Verdensteatret and Ursus produksjoner.
Elisabeth Gmeiner has participated in the following productions:
LOUDER (2007), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Torgrim Torve (born 1978. Hamar, Norway)
Education: Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2006 - 2011.
Torve is a musician and visual artist that works mainly with sculptures and larger installations. He makes compositions and installations out of materials that has a purpose, like isolation, pallets and other "hidden" materials that inhabits no obvious beautifying designs in search of a visual, constructional logic.
He has done extensive touring all over Europe from 2005 with his outfit Dunderbeist as the lead singer, songwriter and main composer.
Torve has had several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Norway since 2007.
Torgrim Torve has participated in the following productions: Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Niklas Adam (born 1986. Struer, Denmark)
Born in the Danish countryside, currently residing in Oslo, Norway.
Studied at the Danish Institute for Electronic Music. Works with performance- and installation art in addition to music. Uses programming and electronics to generate instruments and/or situations with an inherent open sentiment, and from there examine how the ability of work, which is on the border between visual art and music, can break loose from the traditional behavioral patterns of listening, rational thinking and immediacy. Sound, movement, perception and how we choose (or are confined) to interpret the outside world, is a recurring theme in his work. The approach is characterized by problematizing and questioning the performance of music, and especially how the traditional use of the concert situation closes off the possibility for other types of listening in society. The work is often demanding and patient. Been active in the improvised music scene for several years, touring and working in Europe, Japan, Russia and the US. Collaborations with Mattin, Taku Unami, Toshimaru Nakamura, Harald Fetveit among others.
In Verdensteatret he works with sound, sculpture and as performer.
Niklas Adam has participated in the following productions: Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Janne Kruse (born 1979. Aarhus, Denmark)
Janne Kruse is a graduate of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Her work is travel-based and examines spatial and linguistic potentials in the meeting between the human body and the external world. Between what can be seen and what can not be seen a search for fragments of memory is on. She works within many kinds of medias spanning from sculpture to text, photography and video. In Verdensteatret Janne works mostly with sculpture and scenography and as performer. She lives and works in Oslo.
Janne Kruse has participated in the following productions: And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Martin Taxt (born 1981. Trondheim, Norway)
Martin holds a bachelor degree in performing arts from the Academy of Music in Oslo and CNSM in Paris (2006). Since then he has established himself in the international experimental music scene as a highly inventive tuba player. His recent activities includes work with the trios Microtub and Muddersten, both with severeal releases on the record label SOFA, which he’s been running since 2010 and the duo collaboration with Toshimaru Nakamura, with albums released on Monotype Records and Ftarri. With these projects and other past activites he has toured all over Europe, Russia, Japan, China, USA, Canada and Mexico. He is currently writing a master thesis on ‘music and architecture’ at the Academy of Music in Oslo.
Martin Taxt has participated in the following productions: Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Magnus Bugge (born 1988. Kristiansund, Norway)
Lives and work in Oslo, Norway
Composer, performer and artist, with experience in multiple medias like film, installation, dance, stage art and electronic/electroacoustic music, especially in interdisciplinary situations. Works primarily with various forms of sound synthesis, often set in generative and/or autonomous processes.
Education: Master in music technology, Norwegian Academy of Music (2014).
Magnus Bugge has participated in the following productions: HANNAH (2017)