The Incomprehensible

 

A different adventurous experience of time’s flow in a living room at Møllestien Carehome in Aarhus…down at the level of molecules and brain-neurons!

You enter the care home and open a door to a room. You are standing in a dimly lid hallway and a voice bids you welcome. There is a scent of old curtains and childhood-dusted dreams. Invisible things become apparent in the movement of light and playful shadows. The room shakes. Shakes everything into dissolution…

Many of us become uncomfortable or fearful when visiting a care home. A place where time seems to have advanced ultimately. With all our power we try to hold on to ourselves and existence as is at this moment. Our time.

The interactive installation work THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE can – perhaps – offer you a different perception of the inescapable atmosphere of the care home. And maybe ease thinking of that your time is passing, and that you and your loved ones change for every moment that passes; whether we want it or not.   

 

Video: Foxcut Film

 

Theme: The constant change in everything. Movement, or what we call time.
SITE: Plejehjemmet Møllestien (Møllestien Carehome), Grønnegade 10, 8000 Aarhus C.
PLAYING: 19th of August – 7th of September 2017
OPEN: Working days 9 am- 8:30 pm, weekends 9 am – 4:30 pm.
DURATION: 10 minutes

You walk through the installation alone.

The installation plays with how a fixed time-frame can make us “fall” into an experience and open our perception of reality.
By talking to the whole body; our kinesthetic sense, our visual, auditive and lingual sense and our sense of smell, we can achieve contact with our underlying bodily knowledge and otherwise inaccessible memory.

The Installation is a continuation of the concepts from one of the scenes in the prize-winning performance Phoenix.

 

THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE IS DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED BY WUNDERLAND AND IS A PART MOVING SPACES, PRESENTED BY THEATER SEACHANGE.

 

ARTISTS:

Mette Aakjær /Wunderland – Artistic leader, concept-developer, sensorics-expertise, artistic performance and dramaturgy

Rune Brink – Idea-development, interaction-designer and visual artist

Thoranna Bjørnsdottir – Sound-designer

Sonja W. Thomsen – Text-writer

 

TECHNICAL:

TECH: DimsOs

CONSTRUCTION: Jens Bo Jacobsen

TAILOR: Amanda Axelsen-Siggard (designer)

 

 

FUNDING:

 

European Captial of Culture Aarhus 2017, Statens Kunstfond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Spar Nord, Region Midtjylland, Aarhus Kommune/Møllestien.

 

 Photos: Mette Aakjær

 

Photos: Jesper Lyng Michelsen