Symbiotic Scenes (Incessantly Interweaved)
was a public scenographic work appearing on the vacant plot in front of Scene 1 and TOU Scene in Stavanger. It was the first work of three, constituting the artistic research project Scenography as Symbiosis
at Norwegian Theatre Academy. Scenography is imagined as symbiosis with reference to the philosophical school Object-Oriented Ontology
as influenced by Lynn Margulis theories on symbiosis.
This scenography was a video work mediated through a led screen held by a revealed
scaffolding. The work was realized through scenes of symbiosis between objects, which are part of the public milieu. Through the principles of imitation, inversion, isolation, with relation to architecture and landscape, mundane and spectacular, the work manifested, as new scenographic objects. It existed as foreground with the fjord landscape as background, while continuously and contradictory shimmeringly shifting between these states through everchanging exposure of existing objects. The work engaged with past and future
developments, cultural and political, of the public sphere, activating dialogues and encounters between human and non-human participants.
sought solidarity with the endless variety of spatiotemporal scales
coexisting within and forming the context. As scenography, it endeavored to exist through relation with and description of the environment, tuning with it, queering binaries such as active-passive, time-space, encouraging acceptance of difference and appreciation of strangeness.
Arts Council Norway
Program for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid (PKU)
Norwegian Theatre Academy, Østfold University College
led screen (4 m x 5 m) (pixel pitch: 4.8 mm), 4K streaming camera, cables,
control unit, scaffolding