The Impossible Room

The first phase of the project The Impossible Room (or The Impossible Space) took place as a short performance at Trondheim Cinematek on 6th. October. The performance featured Michael Francis Duch (double bass) Tone Åse (voice and electronics) Arild Vange (texts and reading) and Jeremy Welsh (video projection). The next phase of the project will be a presentation by Duch and Welsh at the conference Sounding Out The Space in Dublin between 2 - 4 November. After that it is planned to arrange a series of site-specific workshops over the coming year to test out ideas and methods that can form the basis of an application for an artistic research project. Current plans include a workshop and performance to take place in spring 2018 at Surnadal Billag, a new centre for projects and residencies in Surnadal, Møre & Romsdal.

Performance at Trondheim Cinematek, 6 October 2017


Det Umulig Rom / The Impossible Space

"The Impossible Space" is an opera project in its early stage of development, and is a transdisciplinary collaborative project between various parts of the Music Conservatory and the Department of Fine Art, NTNU.

Musicians Tone Åse and Michael Francis Duch, music technologist Sigurd Saue, visual artist Jeremy Welsh and writer Arild Vange will investigate spaces and spatiality, and the possibilities of altering an audience's perceptions and experiences of the space they are in.

On Friday October 6th. 14.00 at Trondheim Cinematek there will be a short performance and presentation, as a launch of the project and an initial testing out of some of the ideas and methods to be investigated. The event is free.

The event will also include a presentation of the collaborative project "Hører du ikke hva jeg danser, eller?" by  Oslo-based composer Ivar Grydeland and dancer Siri Jøntvedt.

Image: Ivar Grydeland & Siri Jøndtvedt