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5 days in the Dome of Visions

What happens when a group of people leave their names and stories behind and explore identity and reality together?

The Other Life Project has been a 2 year long exploration of identity, presence and reality. This performance installation is the endpoint of that exploration. Six performers will live in the Dome of Visions for 5 days and immerse themselves in the search for new and more sensuous ways of being. The principles of the performance are:
– Everything is public. Allow your process to be witnessed.
– Be honest. Not least to yourself.
– Let things and experiences be important and significant.

Spectate/participate/immerse
As audience you are invited into an ethnographic study of another reality. One where the focus is on the sensuous immediate experience and stories about life are less important.

You are invited to spectate the process of the performers, to participate in workshops or to immerse yourself in the exploration together with us.

The Dome of Visions will be open from 12.00 – 18.00 and you are welcome to stay for as long as you want to within this timeframe.  We will host public workshops every day at 14.00 and 18.00. It is free to participate.

 

Spectate

Read, hear and see the processes of the performers as you pass through the Dome of Visions. You will be able to find fragments of struggles, developments, thoughts and dreams everywhere in the form of letters hanging from trees, drawings hanging from walls and if you find them, audio recordings or video logs.

You can of course also choose to watch the hear-and-now processes going on. You can do this at all times during your stay. The performers will not interact with you if you do not initiate contact yourself.

Participate

Every day at 14.00 and 18.00 the performers will host a public workshop in the Dome. These workshops are unscripted and largely improvised, connecting to the desire to explore new aspects of being and based on the question of the day.


Day 1: How do you leave identity behind?
Day 2: What can this body do?
Day 3: Where is the boundary of you?
Day 4: What are the implications of connection?
Day 5: How can realities co-exist?

Immerse

You can choose to immerse yourself in the experience together with the performers. You do this by asking a question that you are truly curious about such as:
– “what is it like to be you right now?”
– “what are you doing?”

You can also choose to bring a gift. Something that can be shared. It could be a meal, an exercise a secret or whatever you can think of. This is a good way to move into an immersive experience with one or two of the artists.

See The Other Life project as an opportunity to experience the world around you and relate to other people unbiased by what you consider to be true, real or important. We invite you to leave your prejudices behind and enter the project with an open mind and with faith in the people around you.

The Story

The Other Life Project was created in 2015 and has since then been staged 13 times at different venues in Northern Europe. The performance in the Dome of Visions is the last and longest installation of The Other Life Project.

The Other Life Project is fundamentally about being and becomming together. With that focus it moves away from most performances and the focus on performers entertaining an audience. In that, the performance-installation is not very spectacular, but rather celebrates the small, intimate meetings between people.

The Other Life Project is fundamental research into the self of both the artists and audience. It is an opportunity to experience yourself sensing and being in new ways and is open for everyone who feels like playing with opening up the boxes that we call “identity” and “reality”.

In our experience so far, The Other Life is a space where guests can reflect upon and experiment with identities, interaction and being. They can explore and attempt to develop new understandings of what it is possible to be and do, individually or together with others.

Previous Performances

August 12-13, 2017: The Lighthouse (DK)
4 participants + interactive audience / 48 hours

May 5-7, 2017: The Lighthouse (DK)
9 participants + interactive audience / 48 hours

February 24, 2017: Knutepunkt festival (NO)
30 participants / 4 hours

October 22, 2016: Göteborg (SE)
9 participants / 5 hours

May 28, 2016:Authentic Relating Festival 2016 (DK)
30 participants / 4 hours

April 9, 2016: Berlin (DE)
8 participants / 5 hours

March 5, 2016: Prolog festival (SE)
14 participants /3 hours

December 5, 2015: Stockholm (SE)
8 participants / 5 hours

November 27, 2015: Blackbox CPH festival (DK)
25 participants /4 hours

October 30, 2015: Grenselandet festival (NO)
15 participants /4 hours

October 17, 2015: Maredalen (NO)
5 participants /48 hours

October 3, 2015: Copenhagen (DK)
5 participants /4 hours

July 20-26, 2015: The Borderland (DK)
4 participants /72 hours

Performers

These people will leave their names behind and live in The Other Life Project for 5 days.

Jim Holt

Jim Holt

Jims activities lie at the intersection of visual design and co-creative processes in arts and community. Working primarily as a visual designer, spanning art direction, illustration and moving image, focusing attention on cultural and social  projects.

Nilas Dumstrei

Nilas Dumstrei

Nilas Dumstrei is a visual artist educated from the Funen Art Academy in Denmark. His work explores questions about automation, language and performativity through collaborative events and site-specific exhibitions.  

Nina Runa Essendrop

Nina Runa Essendrop

Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish LARP designer and artist with a masters degree in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action. Nina wants to work with embodiment and the senses.

Peter Munthe-Kaas

Peter Munthe-Kaas

Researcher

Peter is a Copenhagen based researcher and designer. He works in the Borderland between research, LARP, performance and urban development. Peter wants to develop new ways of living together in the cities of the future.  

Sara Isabella Ekblad

Sara Isabella Ekblad

Sara merges the wisdom imprinted in her body, to guide your body into its inherent capacity to heal and bring your being into its infinite realms of natural beingness. She uses breath, touch, voice, pressure points, yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

Thibault Schiemann

Thibault Schiemann

One of his main searches is driven by the question of how we as a society can live together while all traditional narratives (ideology, religion, nationality, work) that used to form and organize our lives are breaking apart.

Jim Holt
Nilas Dumstrei
Nina Runa Essendrop
Peter Munthe-Kaas
Sara Isabella Ekblad
Thibault Schiemann

Contact us

Email:
peter@munthe-kaas.dk // ninaessendrop@gmail.com

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