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And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing


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And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing is a composition in the form of a hybrid between performance, concert and installation. A transparent though complex work with an overwhelming richness of details. It might be described as an art-machine played by musicians, performers and robots.

...Questionmarks... is a work that only slowly reveals all its secrets, its underlying stories and inner logic. We enter a state of excited surprise that all we wonder about starts to sing instead of giving answers.

By treating the whole space and everything in it as the material, Verdensteatret has created a vast intermedial composition where visual art, sound art and music are combined with the theatrical potential of the material.

The work demonstrates quite clear the deep fascination that Verdensteatret has for all kinds of animation – this strange and somewhat miraculous activity of breading life into dead objects, stiff figures and frozen images. As a spectator you witness the actual creation of moving images at several levels. A dive into the core of the physical building of images, down to where the image arises, takes on solid form, twists and winds into constellations and compounded images.

And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing is a landscape of kinetic sculptures that creates a room in constant transformation. A room with violent shifts between micro and macro perspectives. From the grand to the miniscule. Each component available as a separate cosmos, an opening for a miniature suspended inside a grand piece. The sound creates a spatial dynamic that pushes beyond the physical and visual scale of the room.
Sound, image and movement has melted into one unit and cannot be separated from each other again.

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,
Eirik Blekesaune, Hans Skogen
music/sound: Verdensteatret
photos: Asle Nilsen

And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing is a co-production between Verdensteatret and Black Box Teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Theater der Welt (Germany) and Avant Art Festival, (Poland).

The project is supported by Art Council Norway, Office for Contemporary Art Norway – Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Verdensteatret is supported by Art Council Norway.

place start date time
Stazione Leopolda
(Navata centrale)
08/05/2011 19:00