in Odin Teatret's Greenhouse
Narrative and interactive exhibition-installation by Rossella Viti and Roberto Giannini, Ippocampo association with the presence of the authors and Julia Varley.
Væksthus is an installation - narration that invites the spectator to experience the unusual dialogue that takes place in between the time of seeing and the time of listening. The installation was born from the desire of discovering Odin Teatret by entering, little by little, into the most intimate work rooms, meeting the actors, the director, the spectators and the performance. Along the way, the photographs mark the spaces, while the voices suggest the passing of time.
Guided by these evocations, we move into Odin Teatret's ensemble performance "The Chronic Life", getting to know stories that belong on and off stage, among people who undress and characters that put clothes on, among the dances of the actor and those of the director who welcomes us spectators and turns us into his alter ego.
Underlying everywhere is a sense of cultivation, of væksthus, of greenhouse, the name given to a work space in Holstebro, an inhabited landscape of life at the theatre.
Everyone looks for something precious to cultivate. The author of this installation does so too, suggesting a starting point and a course to follow, but leaving the traveller to decide the conclusion of the journey, by building a fourth wall that raises in front of the spectators and leaves them to reflect about themselves and their own personal history.