Persistent Disequilibrium

by Pixels.Frames.Beats.Drones

a part of Meta.Morf.

Varighet: 70 min.
Nye materialer, nye teknikker, nye instrumenter, nye kombinasjoner. Hva slags samspill og uttrykk kan oppstå når en gruppe nytenkende musikere og kunstnere slår seg sammen om å utforske kaos?

Open exhibition Saturday 12:00 - 16:00 with artist talk at 15:00

What do environmental disasters, weather systems and psychological processes have in common? They are all chaotic systems. They are all processes that, when they are set in motion - even if something can be influenced - live their own life. They are processes that cannot be stopped, and not least they create ripple effects beyond themselves.

This is the starting point for the artists behind the work Persistent Disequilibrium when they use new materials and techniques to create new instruments, expressions and images in an interaction that visually and sonically becomes a magically beautiful and almost geological exploration.

Don't let the title scare you; trust the experience. How can sound set off a chain of events for everyday things like salt, flour, spices, paint pigment, coal, grain, pebbles and leaves? Can a soup of magnets give us the experience of standing in a lava field? Can things - set in motion - at different stations in a theatre almost become their own living ecosystem?

The group behind Persistent Disequilibrium works with ideas about resonance, vibration, circuits, reuse, field recording, perception (how we perceive something), and exploration of available material. The theme of the performance revolves around material exploration of feedback systems.

The work can be understood both as a performance and as an exhibition, through the fact that scenographic elements that emerge in the performance create a space that is left for the audience to explore afterwards.

Open to all ages. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.


Persistent Disequilibrium is a part of Meta.Morf 2024.

The Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology, Meta.Morf 2024 – [up]Loaded Bodies explores the technological body caught between virtual ecstasy and digital obesity. Whether it is a human longing for virtual immortality or an AI that wants to interact with physical reality, this is no holiday. This is life as we know it in the 21st century.

For a wider audience, Meta.Morf presents artists, musicians, writers, and researchers who, in various ways, shed light on the relationship between human and technology, its possibilities and consequences.

Meta.Morf 2024 will take place from April 17 to October 13. In collaboration with the Dutch organization, V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, the very first abroad version of Meta.Morf will be held in Rotterdam from September 19 to October 13, 2024.

Meta.Morf is supported by Arts Council Norway, Trondheim Municipality, and Trøndelag County Council.

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Performing audio/video/performance: Øyvind Brandtsegg, Tjis Ham, Trond Lossius, Jeremy Welsh
Supportet by: Meta.Morf, Norsk kulturråd, Billedkunstnerens Vederlagsfond, Sparebank1 SMN, Trondheim Kommune, Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Surnadal Billag, Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, Rosendal Teater, NTNU
Thanks to: Apichaya Wanthiang, Anita Akbarzadeh Solbu, Robin Støckert.
Photo: Tjis Ham
Level 1 250
Level 2 200
Level 3 150
Level 4 100
Level 5 75
Solidarity ticket (Pay a little extra so that those who can't can pay less) 400
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