And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing
"...A concert is playing. The musicians, though, are DJs, robots and sinister looking contraptions comprising bicycle wheels and crocodile clips, all casting eerie shadows on the dimly lit, white walls. Utterly mesmerizing, quietly terrifying, the work by the Verdensteatret collective is a must-see..." — Smart Shanghai
A delicate, room-sized machine of intricate kinetic sculptures is assembled from flotsam, bicycle wheels, and old glass objects held in tiny robot arms. Actors who double as instrumentalists set in motion a chain reaction of dreamlike shifts between macro and micro perspectives. And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing crosses between concert, sculptural installation, and performance. In a landscape under constant transformation, light, shadow, sound, puppetry, and object theater merge to form a mesmerizing constellation of associations. Bringing artists of different backgrounds together, the work shows Verdensteatret's fascination with all kinds of animation—the strange and miraculous activity of breathing life into dead objects, stiff figures, and frozen images.
Dates + Tickets
By and with: Asle Nilsen, Lisbeth J. Bodd, Håkon Lindbäck, Piotr Pajchel, Christian Blom, Kristine Roald Sandøy, Hai Nguyen Dinh, Ali Djabbary, Øyvind B. Lyse, Gjertrud Jynge, Espen Sommer Eide, Thorolf Thuestad, Erik Blekesaune, Hans Skogen, Janne Kruse, Jannicke Lie, Elisabeth Gmeiner The project is a co-production between Verdensteatret and Black Box Teater (Oslo, Norway), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway), Theater der Welt (Essen, Germany) and Avant Art Festival (Wroclaw, Poland). The project is supported by Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Verdensteatret is supported by Arts Council Norway.