21 & 22 April 2018

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Partners
Norwegian Crafts
Atelier
B-Open
OCA
Plot
Subjekt


Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Verdensteatret

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Verdensteatret is an art group based in Oslo. The group consist of artists from many different
artistic professions making installations, performance art, concerts and other art works. Their
works are presented widely international in different contexts and locations, such as art
museums, galleries, contemporary music festivals and theatres.
Characteristic for their work is an ongoing experimentation with different artistic tools. Their
advanced use of audiovisual technology in a close dialogue with more traditional artistic
expressions results in complex orchestral works or space-related musical compositions.
Seeing the sound, listening to the images.
They have developed a unique audiovisual style, where sound spaces mingle with kinetic
sculptures, installations and stories of the fragile human soul.
Deep within the nature of their work there is a nomadic perspective, an evergoing voyage. It
has always been there, imprinted in the works as tiny details or radiating out from the overall
history of works.
They say that their activity now has become a ”telling orchestra” that performs compositions
in the “movable room genre”. Established notions of form and style are more or less useless
for these peculiarly captivating works of art.
…” Instead of beginning with an all-encompassing idea, Verdensteatret takes the ashes as
their starting-point, collecting fragments of contexts that may once have had meaning; old
scrap picked up from the roadside. They call it flotsam of the future.
And through Verdensteatret’s work, the flotsam is transformed into something else; twisted,
bent and carefully reassembled to create new contexts. Verdensteatret’s art is born when all
these elements begin to work together, when everything comes into being and disappears
again in the same instant."

Member of DTS, NBF, NSC

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Planned projects and exhibitions

Our latest production HANNAH will be shown both in Norway and abroad throughout 2018 and 2019 on selected venues. We will also do workshops, lectures and exhibitions etc during this period.

CV

2017
HANNAH (performance / concert)
Henie Onstad Art Center (part of Ultima, Oslo Festival of New Music), Oslo, Norway

2016
Broen over Gjørme / Bridge Over Mud (performance / concert / installation)
BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave Festival 2016, New York USA
On the Boards, Seattle USA
Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Stamsund Lofoten, Norway

2015
Broen over Gjørme / Bridge Over Mud (performance / concert / installation)
KAMPNAGEL, Nordwind Festival, Hamburg, Germany
NCCA (National Center for Contemporary Art), “To See the Sound” festival part of The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway

2014
Broen over Gjørme / Bridge Over Mud (performance / concert / installation)
Henie Onstad Art Center (part of Ultima, Oslo Festival of New Music), Oslo, Norway

2013
METEOR FESTIVAL 2013: VERDENSTEATRET LAB. (concert / installation)
A working laboratory towards the New Production, co-production with Teatergarasjen
BONTELABO, Bergen, Norway

2012
And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (performance / concert / installation)
EXIT, Maison des Arts Créteil, Paris, France
FESTIVAL VIA "Low Tech”, Maubeuge, France, France

2011
And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (performance / concert / installation)
CURRENCY BUILDING, Kolkata, India
Festival Boreales. Comédie de Caen – Centre Dramatique National de Normandie, France
Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art. Herzliya, Israel
Avant Garden, Trondheim, Norway
FABBRICA EUROPA, Florence, Italy
Future Perfect / Co-presented with DTW and PS 122, New York City, USA
EMPAC, Troy, USA
Festival Mois Multi, Quebec, Canada
The Telling Orchestra (exhibition / installation)
PQ11. Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague, Czech Republic
Palais des beaux Arts. (BOZAR), Brussels, Belgium

2010
And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (performance / concert / installation)
8 th. Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Theater der Welt, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Black Box Theatre (part of Ultima, Oslo Festival of New Music), Oslo, Norway
BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Avant Art Festival 2010, Impart Arts Center, Wroclaw, Poland

Telling Orchestras and Funeral Machines (exhibition / installation)
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2009
LOUDER (performance / concert)
Festival Intercity, Italy

2008
The Telling Orchestra (exhibition / installation)
SYNTHETIC TIMES, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
DORA, Trondheim, Norway

LOUDER (performance / concert)
Bergen Festspillene, Bergen, Norway
Philadelphia Arts Festival, USA
PS 122 New York City, USA
Empac/Troy NY, USA
DORA,Trondheim, Norway

2007
LOUDER (performance / concert)
Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway

The Telling Orchestra + The LOUDER Room (exhibition / installation)
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

2006
CONCERT FOR GREENLAND (performance / concert / installation)
Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria
De Singel, Antwerpen, Belgium
TRAFO House of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

FORTELLERORKESTERET (The Telling Orchestra) (exhibition / installation)
Kunsthaus Graz and Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria

2005
FORTELLERORKESTERET (The Telling Orchestra) (exhibition / installation)
THOU Scene, Stavanger, Norway

2003-2005
CONCERT FOR GREENLAND (performance / concert / installation)
“Ultima International Festival of Contemporary Music”, Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway
“DETOX” BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
AvantGarden, Trondheim, Norway
Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
The Norwegian Opera (Performing at seminar on Space-related art) Oslo, Norway
Stamsund International Theatrefestival, Lofoten, Stamsund, Norway
“International Theatrefestival Divadelna”, Nitra, Slovakia
PS 122, New York City, USA

2003
MANDALA (performance / installation)
BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway

2001-2003
TSALAL (performance / concert / installation)
The Annual Exhibition for Visual Art, Oslo, Norway
Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway
AvantGarden, Trondheim, Norway
European Digital Stage Art Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
ULTIMA” Festival for Contemporary Music, Oslo, Norway
Haugesund Theatre, Haugesund, Norway
MAGMA” Festival for New Nordic Music, Berlin, Germany
“Autunnale New Music Festval” , BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Center for Cultural Decontamination, Beograd, Serbia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Reykjavik, Island

2000-2001
RÉGLA (installation / performance)
Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway
Museum for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
AvantGarden, Trondheim, Norway
Savoy Theatre Helsinki, Finland
Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden

AWARDS

2015
Award for Best Theatre Production by the Norwegian Critic’s Association
2005
The Bessie Award 2005 in category “New media, Performance & Installation”
2003
Awarded “The Telenor Cultural Prize 2003” (forinventive use of technology in art)
2000
Awarded “The Stage Art Prize” From The Norwegian Theatre Association.

RESEARCH

November 2016: Saigon / Mekong
August 2008: Western China and Khazakstan
Spring 2007: Mekong River and Vietnam
2003: Greenland
2001: Ukrain, The Black Sea and Istanbul
2000: Cuba

Open on: Saturday

Address

Verdensteatret

Verkseier Furulunds vei 22, 0668 Oslo
Alna center

www.verdensteatret.com