Oppdagelse og navngivning
author(s): Asle Nilsen, Niklas Adam, Eirik Arthur Blekesaune, Piotr Pajchel
published in: VIS - Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
There is a fundamental enthusiasm and curiosity that drives our attitude towards experimentation. Free basic research is the fundament for all new apprehensions. Each production leads us into new landscapes. Experimentation is artistic immersion.The concept of risk and possible failure is a natural part of this experimentation.Without taking risk, art would remain stagnant, and the creative spirit would be wasted on our own fears.
In this exposition we will elucidate some of the many fields of interest and tools for expression we have worked with during the development of our latest production – HANNAH – which premiered September 2017 at Henie Onstad Art Center in Oslo in connection with the Ultima Festival. In HANNAH Verdensteatret works with elaborate spatial compositions that provokes a state of absorption in an immersive audio-visual space. These compositions consists of material generated in an electronic feedback system. This material forms a sedimentation process that unfolds as a fixed attention towards exhaustion and the act of observing slow changes. Like a physical object slowly affect its surroundings. A production from Verdensteatret is a glimpse of a 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.