A fascination for a movement we all share and often take for granted is the starting point for the performance EXHALE, which is at the intersection of visual arts, electronic soundscape and contemporary dance.
The project an be presented as a one hour performance or as a continouous installation
The performance begins with two performers crossing a grey fabric that slowly fills with air. Eventually they disappear in the folds of what will later become a 12 x 18 meter inflatable bubble and the audience is invited inside.
A dancer and a musician communicate with a room in constant transformation. Text fragments about planets and molecules, breath of plants and blood remind us of the origin of life and its uncertain future in the anthropocene. Also the audience is being moved and reoriented in the space.
Per Martinsen - music and performance / Lawrence Malstaf - installation, light and performance / Liv Hanne Haugen - dance, song and text / Vibeke Thorp - text / Margunn Kilde - artistic advice / Anne Katrine Haugen - producer, artistic advice
In the installation version 2 local performers are trained to activate the inflatable in a slow monumental choreograpgy. They take turns to establish a continouous transformation.