The Perpetuum Mobile is based on a hypothetical idea that perpetual motion can be maintained without external energy sources. This violates the first and second law of thermodynamics, but has not stopped physicists from hunting for utopia. Cosmos was named by scientist Pythagoras and established as a name for the universe. Cosmic Body is a thoroughly composed Gesamtkunstwerk where Krautrock’s Kosmische Musik meets Einstein on the Beach and minimalist composer Terry Riley. The result is an ambient room that does not insist. Cosmic Body requires an expansion of the New Age concept of “deep listening” to that of “deep spectatorship” and can be seen as performing arts’ answer to the Perpetuum Mobile.
With Cosmic Body Fiksdal collaborates once again with performer Pernille Holden, composer Ingvild Langgård (Phaedra) and scenographer Signe Becker.
Choreography: Ingri Fiksdal. Scenography and light design: Signe Becker and Tilo Hahn Music: Ingvild Langgård. Light technician: Jan Harald Ovrum. Costume: Mia Melinder and Signe Becker. Performers: Anne-Mareike Hess, Pernille Holden, Martin Lervik and Imre Vass. Outside eye: Rosalind Goldberg and Venke Sortland. Producer: Nicole Schuchardt. Administrator: Eva Grainger. Co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Teaterhuset Avant Garden Trondheim and the apap network, BUDA Kortrijk and MDT Stockholm. Supported by The Norwegian Arts Council and The Norwegian Artistic Research Program.