A hybrid between concert, performance and installation, where the whole
space is played as one polyphonic audiovisual instrument.
HANNAH (50 min, 2017) is a hybrid between concert, performance and installation in which the whole space is played as one polyphonic audiovisual instrument. It is an elaborate spatial composition by the world-renowned Norwegian artist group, Verdensteatret, that provokes a state of absorption in an immersive audiovisual space. Inspired by the gradual unfolding of geological time, the material acts as a kind of sedimentation process, drawing attention to gentle transformations and the way 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.
HANNAH had its world premiere in the program of Ultima – Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo, September 2017 at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo. The performance will tour internationally in 2019-20
HANNAH was performed multiple times at Sonic Acts Festival in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam February 2019.
By and with: Asle Nilsen, Piotr Pajchel, Eirik Blekesaune, Torgrim Torve, Niklas Adam, Janne Kruse, Ali Djabbary, Martin Taxt, Elisabeth Carmen Gmeiner, HC Gilje, Magnus Bugge and Laurent Ravot
Thanks to: Espen Sommer Eide, Sofia Jernberg and Magnie Finnsdatter Nilsen
Verdensteatreter is supported by The Norwegian Art Council