I SEE THE ROCKY ISLAND AGAIN
In the moment
of the first one
When uttering the first word became necessary
the transcendent quality of nothingness
a silent thought.
We are vessels. There is Schönbergs opera. The story of Moses and Aaron we continuously produce without aim. Sounds and soundmachines.
Creating conditions for the possibility of nonexistence.
We are still, we listen, then
that of which we don´t know for sure if it has been left or if it has never been touched.
Has it existed or never will?
Drawing on our desire to be and become. The constant crisis of being.
Living up to the wonder of our painful wondering resolving through limiting
our thoughts and giving purpose to
our doing, knowing this means never to reach
Directed by: Anders Paulin
Concept and script: Anders Paulin
Sound and composition: Anders Paulin, Øystein Elle
In collaboration with graduating students from Norwegian Theatre Academy:Felipe Osorio-Guzmán, Klara Krämer, Maria Wang Kvalheim, Ragnhild Følling-Volden, Armin, Durga Bishwokarma, Erik Fiksdal Røger, Kaja Mærk Egeberg, Karoline Clasen Holland, Mari Pitkänen
Moa Meinich, Rasmus Stenager Jensen
Technical support: Ulf Knudsen, Tim Finset
Producer: Sunniva Solberg
Thanks to: Karmenlara Ely, Serge von Arx, Anne Berit Løland, Pea Hov, Linn Grete Jakobsen and Black Box Teater
Played at Black Box Theatre, Oslo, and Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad June 2018.
With texts from: Moses and Aaron, Arnold Schönberg
What is the Measure of Nothingness, Karen Barad, Herz aus Glas, Werner Herzog, Ernst Meister
Photos: Maria Wang Kvalheim