BRIDGE OVER MUD--In Brief
September 9, 2016
At first it's like sitting inside the fevered mind of Salvador Dali and Jules Verne. Mirrors on model trains refract images projected on a screen while multiple landscapes-- primal and metallic converge in a sonic environment that fuses electronic sounds with a mournful tuba played on the perimeter of the space.
Model train size tracks are spread across the Fishman theater crisscrossing the fantastical universe conceived and executed by the members of Verdensteatret led by Lisbeth J. Bodd and Asle Nilsen. Nothing really happens, at least not on a narrative scale, but lots of ideas spread over the 60 minute show, “Bridge Over Mud.”
Created in collaboration with an interdisciplinary production company FuturePerfect, fanciful sculptures toot along tracks, overgrown garlands drop from the ceiling, miniature metal warriors surface over prehistoric creatures and malleable projected images morph in an experimental brew of music, art and Dada.
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis