evaporated landscapes

With evaporated landscapes Mette Ingvartsen creates an artificial world that behaves according to rules of evaporation, dissolution and transformation. Departing from ephemeral materials and matters like light, sound, bubbles and foam the performance constructs landscapes of various kinds.

Some of the artificial landscapes resemble nature, as we know it from the past, others look more like futuristic inventions. In either case they produce sensations of calmness and rest but also fascination and surprise, impressions we normally attribute to the world of natural wonders.

In evaporated landscapes choreography no longer belongs to the organization of bodies and their movements in space. Rather choreography is understood to be the relationship that operates between the ephemeral elements, as they magically float and dissolve into space. The movements that appear do not only show up in space but also within the bodies of the spectators due to the sensations and perceptions they encounter throughout the performance.

 

Premiered in 2009 at steirischer herbst festival, Graz

The Artificial Nature Series

evaporated landscapes is the first in a series of five works where Mette Ingvartsen stages perceptions and sensations of nature. The ideas around fictionalizing and choreographing natural phenomena were eloborated in 2010 and 2011 through The Extra Sensorial Garden and The Light Forest. In the latter spectators were invited to wander through a dark forest following LED lights that had been installed in trees as a way of dramatizing and fictionalizing the natural landscape and environment. In 2011 the interests in non-human agency developed through Speculations; a discursive practice performance using language to conceptually prefigure The Artificial Nature Project that concluded the series in 2012.

Concept: Mette Ingvartsen
Lighting Design: Minna Tiikkainen
Sound Design: Gérald Kurdian
Technical director: Joachim Hupfer
Sound technician: Adrien Gentizon
Production Management: Kerstin Schroth

A production of Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment

Co-production: steirischer herbst festival (Graz), Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere) (NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union), PACT Zollverein (Essen), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) (With the support of the Départs / European Commission (Culture program), Kaaitheater (Brussels)

Funded by: Haupstadtkulturfonds (Germany) & Kunstrådet (Denmark)

Research supported by Tanzquartier (Wien), Siemens Arts Program and LE CENTQUARTRE (Paris)

Jan 18, 2020 9:12 AM

2020

January 18 - 19 Gropius Bau, Berlin
Feb 22, 2017 9:12 AM

2017

February 22 - 25 HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
Dec 15, 2016 9:12 AM

2016

December 15 - 18 TJP Centre Dramatique National d'Alsace, Strasbourg
May 16, 2016 9:12 AM May 16 Centre Pompidou, Metz, France
Nov 24, 2015 9:12 AM

2015

November 24 - 25 Lyon, France
Mar 29, 2015 9:12 AM March 29 Turnhout, Belgium
Nov 26, 2014 9:12 AM

2014

November 26 - 27 TNB, Rennes, France
Jul 20, 2014 9:12 AM July 20 Municipal Regional Theatre, Kalamata, Greece
May 17, 2014 9:12 AM May 17 - 18 Le Manège de Reims, Scène Nationale, Reims, France
Mar 13, 2014 9:12 AM March 13 - 14 Black Box Theater, Oslo, Norway
Feb 9, 2014 9:12 AM February 9 Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 26, 2013 9:12 AM

2013

October 26 - 27 Fundação de Serralves/ Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal
Aug 2, 2013 9:12 AM August 2 - 3 Stockholm, Schweden
Jul 15, 2013 9:12 AM July 15 - 16 Manchester, UK
Aug 28, 2013 9:12 AM August 28 Reykjavik, Iceland
Aug 18, 2012 9:12 AM

2012

August 18 Nyon, Swiss
Mar 13, 2012 9:12 AM March 13 - 14 bit teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Aug 20, 2010 9:12 AM

2010

August 20 - 21 PACT Zollverein, Essen
Jul 15, 2010 9:12 AM July 15 - 16 Salzburg, Austria
Jul 10, 2010 9:12 AM July 10 Rakvere, Estland
Apr 20, 2010 9:12 AM April 20 Utrecht, NL
Apr 7, 2010 9:12 AM April 7 - 8 Uppsala Stadsteater, Sweden
Mar 4, 2010 9:12 AM March 4 - 5 Muffthalle, Munich
Jan 26, 2010 9:12 AM January 26 - 28 HAU3, Berlin
Nov 27, 2009 9:12 AM

2009

November 27 Kaaitheater Studios, Brussels
Oct 21, 2009 9:12 AM October 21 Parma, Italy
Oct 1, 2009 9:12 AM October 1 - 3 Graz, Austria
Mar 28, 2009 9:12 AM March 28 Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria