›evaporated landscapes‹, which can be read as an epilogue to ›Giant City‹, creates a landscape utterly devoid of people, an empty artistic world subject to perpetual shifting. Here, choreography no longer implies the organisation and movement of bodies in space, but rather the relationship between ephemeral, deciduous elements. Light, sound, bubbles, foam, shadows, and dry-ice mist rouse a scenario that is – in an almost romantic way – reminiscent of nature, on the one hand, and of the artificiality of a possible, ever-approaching future, on the other. By the objects on stage themselves becoming choreography, feelings of calm are evoked in the viewers, but also of fascination and surprise, thus making visible the movement of spaces.
Premiere: 01.10.09 steirischer herbst festival (Graz) 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’s program ›Culture. www.aisikl.net/mette