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After Economic Theory for Dummies (2013) – which examines our current economic system, its background, development and function –  Amund Sjølie Sveen is now back with MELTING, moving further into the climate problem, the last 30 years of aggressive, deregulated finance capitalism, and our possible common future:

What happens when ice melts?
What happens when economies melt?
What happens when society, welfare, social relations, public art funding and human future melt?

«Even though the message might be discouraging, Sveen keeps the spirits up through a charming and humorous tone, granting the audience space to contemplate the message during the musical parts, enhanced by the slow rotation of the large mobile canvas.»
(review, Scenekunst.no, Venke Marie Sortland, 27.10.2016)


MELTING is three things at the same time; its a lecture, its a concert and its theater. MELTING is political analysis, fragile music played on wineglasses, and a slowly rotating canvas that fills the space with its poetic weightlessness.

MELTING has the ambition to both enlighten and give space for contemplating your own life and choices; the small human and the big system. Wether you leave it calm or impatient when it comes to humankinds common future, you have hopefully become a bit wiser.

MELTING is a collaboration with installation artist Lawrence Malstaf (BE), and the musicians of Slagr.

Press images and technical requirements for MELTING here!


MELTING trailer from Amund Sveen on Vimeo.

A performance by
Amund Sjølie Sveen

Concept, text, visuals, directed by:
Amund Sjølie Sveen

Music by Anne Hytta and Slagr, performed by Slagr: Anne Hytta (hardanger fiddle), Katrine Schiøtt (cello), Amund Sjølie Sveen (vibraphone / tuned glasses)

Installation / lights:
Lawrence Malstaf

Gry Ulfeng

Supported by:
Arts Council Norway, Freedom of Expression Foundation, Dramatikkens hus (Norwegian Center for New Playwriting)

Co-produced by:
BIT Teatergarasjen (NO)

English or Norwegian

BIT Bergen (NO) premiér, April 22, 2016
Fjaler Teaterfestival (NO), Sept 18, 2016
Grand Theatre Groningen (NL), Jan 23, 2017
Showbox festival at Black Box theater, Oslo (NO), Nov 2017

Review, Scenekunst.no (27.10.2016)

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