Photo and film by Yaniv Cohen
Who Told You this Room Exists? is the first part of Ina Christels upcoming trilogy; Three different pieces with one mutual theme, based on the following three headlines: Decay/Desire, Disaster/Tragedy, Abandonment/Loss.
The pieces are thematically based on the questions around Man’s excessive and never ending desire for personal life enrichment; The constant lust for more, bigger, better. Ultimately, this human force could lead us to individual and collective destruction – a paradox.
In this first piece Decay/Desire will be the foundation of Ina Christels examination of the following: In Who Told You This Room Exists? Zero Visibility Corp is exploring various rooms; Physical rooms, social rooms, internal rooms. And what happens when your private actions are transferred into a public space? What defines a room, and what happens to that room when borders and boundaries are moved or torn down?
Four people in constant search of space. What are the rules, and who, or what, defines which rules are to apply?
In the making of this piece, Ina Christel has chosen to frame the internal relations of the characters; as four siblings, their actions create a certain underlying dynamic which opens up to numerous ways of interpretation.
Who Told You This Room Exists? is a piece with a physical expression of detail and distinction, accompanied by experimental electronic music by Mika Vainio.
Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Dancers: Line Tørmoen, Ole Kristian Tangen, Anton Borgström, Jim De Block
Light design: Chrisander Brun
Visual concept: Ina Christel Johannessen
Music: Mika Vainio
Film: Jim de Block
Photo: Chrisander Brun
Production Manager: Kirsti Ulvestad
Produced by: Zero Visibility Corp.
Co-producer: Dansens Hus, (Oslo), Le Briqueterie, (Paris)
Zero Visibility Corp. is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council (Norsk Kulturråd)