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Becker/Langgård (NO)


13. sep. –15. sep. 2017

Ultimafestivalen 2017

Store scene 13.09.2017 19:00

Store scene 14.09.2017 19:00

Store scene 15.09.2017 19:00

1 h.

I cooperation with Ultimafestivalen

New Skin is a new scenic production in between a concert and an installation, by composer Ingvild Langgård and scenographer Signe Becker.

New Skin is a requiem for the future, a ceremonial presentation of a disembodied history, where skeletons, limbs, paintings, sounds and melodies seep out from the dark and unite in new constellations. In bits and pieces, whispering, singing and roaring, we will awaken something new out of the bones, break down old power structures, build a new narrative, invoke a new consciousness, a new potential human. Two living bodies and a dosen dead, will lead you backwards into the future, our roots are organic, but our antennas synthetic, while signals from pop culture, mythology, metal, and chakra healing are channeled from the darkness and into the stage light.

Scenographer and artist Signe Becker and composer, musician and artist Ingvild Langgård have previously collaborated on a variety of productions with choreographer Ingri Fiksdal. Their joint projects have all toured internationally.

Signe Becker is a scenographer and artist, whose work is shown in numerous productions, at Black Box teater, Trøndelag Teater, Haugesund Teater, Rogaland Teater, Hordaland Teater, Dramatikkens Hus, Grusomhetens Teater, Teater Avant Garden, Baltic Circle Helsinki, Brageteatret, and Dansens Hus. She is the scenographer for Verk Produksjoner since 2006, and she represented Norway at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2015.

Ingvild Langgård is a composer and artist. She has released two albums under the name Phaedra at Norwegian avant garde label Rune Grammofon. Her work as artist and performer is shown in national museums, galleries, and venues such as The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (Oslo), Kunstnerforbundet, Lydgalleriet, Akershus Kunstsenter, Pulse Art Fair (New York), the Armory Show (New York), ØYA Festival (Oslo), PIPFEST (Oslo), The Munch Museum (Oslo), Henie Onstad Art Centre (Oslo), Kunstbanken, TOU Scene (Stavanger), Lillehammer Art Museum and Haugar Vestfold Art Museum.

BECKER/LANGGÅRD have previously collaborated in the productions Cosmic Body (2015), Night Tripper (2012) and The Orchard Ballads (2011), made in collaboration with choreographer Ingri Fiksdal. These pieces has toured internationally to Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (US), Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati (US), Chicago Contemporary Art Museum (US), BUDA, Kortrijk (BE), brut-Wien (AUS), Kampnagel (DE), 4+4 Days in Motion, Prague (CZ), Nordwind (DE), Baltoscandal (EST), Inkonst (SE), In Between Time (UK), ANTI festival (FI), LIMIT Festival (RS), Homo Novus festival (LV), Spoiwa Kulturi Festival (PO), Black Box teater (NO), BIT-teatergarasjen (NO), RAS Teaterhuset Avant Garden (NO), MDT, Stockholm (SE), and ICE HOT CPH (DK).

Space: Signe Becker. Sound: Ingvild Langgård. Light: Tilo Hahn. Assistent-scenography: Kjersti Alm Eriksen. Live sound design: Bernt Isak Wærstad. Soundmachines made by: Kjersti Alm Eriksen & Bernt Isak Wærstad. Costume: Mads Dinesen. Producer: Pernille Mogensen. Outside eye: Lisa Charlotte Baudouin Lie. Co-produced by: Black Box Teater (Oslo), Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (Oslo) & BIT-teatergarasjen (Bergen). Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde and The Norwegian Composers’ fund.