Verdensteatret is an Oslo-based artist collective. The group was founded in 1986 by Lisbeth J. Bodd and Asle Nilsen, and is recognised as one of the leading Norwegian art collectives, known for its surprising uses of new and old technologies in the making of contemporary theatre, performance and art. Verdensteatret’s poetics are characterized by an ongoing experimentation within different medias by building complex links between seemingly incompatible technologies and materials which result in large-scale orchestral works and space-related musical compositions. They say that their recent activity has become a telling orchestra’ that performs compositions in the movable room’ genre. Verdensteatret has strong ties to the theatrical tradition that includes Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin and Heiner Müller. The collective consists of video artists, computer animators, sound engineers, musicians and painters, among others. They collaborate in a flat structure’ where everyone has a hand in with everything’.


Photo by Jenny Berger Myhre.