Mette Ingvartsen: evaporated landscapes

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    evaporated landscapes

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    With “evaporated landscapes” Mette Ingvartsen creates an environment devoid of humans. Based on perishable materials such as light, sound, soap bubbles and foam the performance creates a continually changing artificial world. Choreography here no longer means the organisation of bodies and their movements in space. It is rather understood more as a relationship between volatile elements, elements which slide and disappear in space and which are both reminiscent of ‘the natural’ and not too distant from ‘the artificial’, suggesting possible futures. The volatility of the landscape reveals itself not only on stage, but also in the bodies of the audience, brought out by the impressions and sensations experienced during the performance.

    Concept: Mette Ingvartsen, Light design: Minna Tiikkainen, Sound design: Gerald Kurdian,  Production management: Kerstin Schroth, Production: Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment, Co-production: steirischer herbst festival (Graz), Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kaaitheater (Brussels).


    Supported by funds from: Capital Cultural Fund (Berlin) and Kunstrådet (Denmark). Generous research support has also been provided by: Tanzquartier Wien, Siemens Arts Program, LE CENTQUATRE (Paris). This event takes place as part of the network project DÉPARTS and is supported by the European Union programme ‘Culture’.


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