Mette Ingvartsen

evaporated landscapes

Part of the retrospective “The Artificial Nature Series”


30 min.

With “evaporated landscapes” Mette Ingvartsen creates an artificial world that behaves according to rules of evaporation, dissolution and transformation. Departing from ephemeral materials and matters like light, sound, bubbles, and foam, the performance constructs landscapes of various kinds. Some of the artificial landscapes resemble nature, as we know it from the past, others look more like futuristic inventions. In either case they produce sensations of calmness and rest but also fascination and surprise, impressions we normally attribute to the world of natural wonders.


Concept: Mette Ingvartsen / Lighting Design: Minna Tiikkainen / Sound Design: Gerald Kurdian / Technical director: Joachim Hupfer / Sound technician: Adrien Gentizon / Production Management: Kerstin Schroth


  • Past
    Wed 22.2.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Thu 23.2.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 24.2.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 25.2.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 25.2.2017, 22:00 / HAU3


Prodcution: Mette Ingvartsen / Great Investment. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), steirischer herbst (Graz), Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere), PACT Zollverein (Essen), (With the support of the Départs / European Commission (Culture program)), Kaaitheater (Brussels). Funded by: Haupstadtkulturfonds (Berlin, Germany) and Kunstrådet (Denmark). Research supported by: Tanzquartier (Wien), Siemens Arts Program and LE CENTQUARTRE (Paris). Coproduced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

The retrospective is supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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