This performance took place at the end of time. A virus had paralyzed our entire society, dinosaurs were roaming the streets, a giant wave swept in from the ocean, the dead had risen and a hitherto unknown planet was heading straight for our homes.
People living in Oslo found themselves isolated in their apartments. Their only way to reach out and connect with the outside world was through digital means. Our performance brought their terrifying live testimonies to its audience in the shape of various horrible moments of desolation
The aesthetic purpose of Kampen Katastrofefilm was to look at the narrative of COVID-19 by using familiar structures from the disaster movie genre. The project explored archetypical disaster narratives within western popular culture by placing them directly in the homes of the ensemble.
An interactive online performance where the vulnerability of theater was fused with the technologies of progress, bringing everyone to the point of destruction in fiction as well as real life.
The format of the performance was Zoom webinar.
Premiere: 24/9 2020
Idea & koncept: Ludvig Uhlbors, Hanna Sjöstrand.
Performers, co-creators: Tarjei Westby, Arturo Tovar, Ludvig Uhlbors, Hanna Sjöstrand, Kjersti Vetterstad.
Text: Ludvig Uhlbors
Sound design: Kjersti Vetterstad.
Editing & directing: Ludvig Uhlbors
Visual design, digital platform: Hanna Sjöstrand
Co-produktion: Black Box teater, BIT Teatergarasjen
Supported by: Norskt kulturråd, Dramatikkens hus, Fond for lyd og bilde
Background Hanna Sjöstrand