a possible four-dimensional performance installation by Jon R. Skulberg
3 May 2013
Atelier Hotel Pro Forma presents FLATLAND fragments
– a possible four-dimensional performance installation by Jon R. Skulberg
We live in a three dimensional world. Yet, we spent much time within two dimensions, when working on computers and navigating in the city using GPS. We have the ability to understand these dimensions and to navigate within. But, how does this affect our presence in everyday life?
Jon R. Skulberg has reflected on this in his performance installation “FLATLAND moments” – a performance investigating space through movement and sound. Like navigating in everyday life with computers and ours bodies. With a minimal scenography, a precise choreography and an advanced sounddesigned univers Skulberg and his artistic team takes the audience on a spatial journey of discovery.
“FLATLAND moments” shows excerps from FLATLAND, Skulbergs final performance which will be shown in Copenhagen, August 2013.
FLATLAND – the classic sci-fi graphic novel from 1884 by Edwin Abbott Abbott – serves as the inspiration source for Skulberg’s work. Often, the book is referred too, when wonders of the forth dimension has crossed the human mind. In 1884 Abbott Abbott also reflected on dimensions. He described a two dimensional world refered to as Flatland which is occupied by geometric figues. A three dimensional sphere from Spaceland visits Flatland for the hopes of educating the population to understand the third dimension.