A durational performance-installation
Envisioned as both an installation and a focus for the live performances, the visual center-piece for this new work is a hut-like structure built out of found materials and throwaways. It serves as an impermanent and permeable home for several ongoing human powered sound installations, and for the durational live performances scheduled for five consecutive days during the period of the installation. Juxtaposing high technology and scrap, the installation will be created specifically for the location where it is presented, using found objects and garbage from that area.
Hut#6: MiniBo includes two separate, mobile, battery-powered, sound systems – each operated independent of the other, by the two musicians. After each performance, the batteries are charged by solar and wind power in a specially build charging station outside of the Opera house.
The performances includes live electro-acoustic music, video projections, durational movement, text, and interactivity with the audience. Highlighting the world of surreal contrasts that we now inhabit, where some people are drowning in the debris of over-consumption, and others are literally surviving on garbage and living in rubble, Hut#6: MiniBo will focus on the questions of home and sustainability on a very personal level.
Hut#6 is part of Jill Sigmans ongoing Hut Project.
(Photos by Elisabeth Færøy Lund)
Hut#6: MiniBo took place in the foyé of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Oslo (NO), as part of the CODA Oslo International Dance Festival, October 2011. The project was a collaboration between:
Kristin Norderval – composer/performer, sound designer (New York / Oslo) www.myspace.com/kristinnorderval
Jill Sigman – multi-media artist, choreographer/performer, philosopher (New York) www.thinkdance.org/
Amund Sjølie Sveen – percussionist, performer, multi-media artist (Oslo) www.amundsveen.no