Festival Barents Spektakel 2010, Kirkenes, Norway

- Set / Stage Design, Installation, Lighting Design - Project Nord Rute - February 2010 -

Set / Stage Design, Installation, Lighting Design - February 2010 -
Festival Barents Spektakel 2010, Kirkenes, Norway. 3rd Feb - 7th Feb 2010

-Collaboration project: Nord Rute, an ambisonic soundscape/music performance, by Ross Adams, Plaid, and Synnøve Persen, within an ice, snow and light labyrinth set/installation by Eric Mutel.
Performance at 5pm, Saturday 6th February 2010, Pavillon Park by Rica Arctic Hotel.
All images, work of arts & Design, Copyright©Ericmutel

Project Nord Rute
Record and sound design: Ross Adams.
Music: Plaid.
Recitation: Synnøve Persen.
Scenography/ light design: Eric Mutel.
Contributors: Klemet Amund Eira, Ánde Somby, Harald Gaski, joiking: Aillos.
Producer: Pikene på Broen.

3D Design view of the preliminary planned stage, by ©Eric Mutel.

coming up some video excerpt of the performance
Documentation Video of part of the performance, on YouTube
Documentation video about the all festival, with few excerpts about the Nord Rute project, on YouTube.
Documentation video by Tomi Knuutila

Meanwhile, some Web link, video or info on the web:
Short news on TV2 Norway, here.
Short news on NRK1 Norway, here. check around 3min25sec.
Londons artist quarter
the compass series
the wired
elsewhere, for tickets for london

Link to more images in Lighting Design categorie

The work i was responsible for was the realisation of the Set/Stage design and Lighting Design for the performance.
i realised the 3D design sketches, lead and work with the construction team to build the Set design with snow and ice.
I planned the lighting designed, set it up with the lighting cie, and operated the lights during the performance.

The set design is an adaptation of the Sami labyrinth/maze pattern.
It takes 21m Ø, made with snow walls of 1m high, with ice blocks embedded of 1m to 1m50 high.

Some images of construction.

After the show:

DanseFestival Barents 2009, Hammerfest, Norway

Work in progress version of "Border Line" project - Visual arts & performance collaboration project.

Collaboration Project with visual arts / installation, of frozen clothes, for dance/performance.
The project is a work in progress, small version of project "Border Line".
DanseFestival Barents . 18-22 November 2009, Hammerfest, Norway.
-Presentation of 2 different performances
-Work on Stop Motion Video Animation with frozen clothes and Video with frozen clothes and dance.

Project by: Visual Artist Eric Mutel, together with
-Dancer/Performer, Choregrapher and Butoh Dancer Camille Mutel.
-Percusionist and Musician Sverre Gjørvad, (Mufi, Music in Finnmark).

Wednesday 18th November, Pre-opening performance of Festival.
On Frysa, Outdoor stage of Arktisk Kultursenter.
-Visual arts, Frozen clothes and light by Eric Mutel.
-Dance/performance with frozen clothes by Camille Mutel.

Saturday 21st November, Performance.
On Frysa, Outdoor stage of Arkstisk Kultursenter.
-Visual arts, Frozen clothes - light - video - performance by Eric Mutel.
-Dance/performance with frozen clothes by Camille Mutel.
-Sound / Music by Sverre Gjørvad.

3D Design view of the preliminary planned stage, by ©Eric Mutel.

Rehearsals in -22 degrees Celsius.
Images from rehearsals inside the freezing warehouse, by minus 22°Celsius.
I think we have made a World Record of Dance rehearsals, Stop-motion Video making
and Workshop by -22° Celsius Atmosphere !
According to the dancer, it is surprisingly very good for dancing.

We also gave a Workshop to youth / teenagers from local school,
on frozen clothes making, approach of Dance/performance,
and Stop motion video animation with frozen clothes and dance.

Stop-Motion Video Animation
We also worked on some Stop-Motion Video animation with frozen clothes,
and video with dance/performance and frozen clothes with Camille Mutel.
Just few images from the work-in-progress:

The Final destruction of the frozen clothes:

This project received support from:
-The Arts Council of Finland
-KulturKontakt Nord (Nordic-Baltic mobility programm, culture).
-The Arts council of Norway, for the workshop sessions.