We will be touring HANNAH throughout 2019
28 - 29 May / Performing HANNAH at RIMI/IMIR, Stavanger Norway
6 - 9 Sep / Performing HANNAH at Homo Novus Festival, Riga Latvia
27 - 28 Sep / Performing HANNAH at Festival Musica, Strasbourg France
7 Nov / Performing HANNAH at Sonica, Glasgow United Kingdom
20 - 23 Nov / Performing HANNAH at Le Nouveau Theatre du Montreuil, Montreuil France
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 earlier. 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.