We will be touring HANNAH throughout 2019
22 - 24 Feb / Performing HANNAH at Stedelijk Museum within Sonic Acts, Amsterdam Netherlands
28 - 31 Mar / Performing HANNAH at Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio Columbus US
18 - 21 Apr / Performing HANNAH at Fusebox, Austin Texas US
28 - 29 May / Performing HANNAH at RIMI/IMIR, Stavanger Norway
In their new production HANNAH Verdensteatret is 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 gradual unfolding of geological time, the material acts as a kind of sedimentation process, drawing attention to gentle transformations and how physical objects slowly affect their surroundings. 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 the 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.