Usability of Materials
The Archive represent more than 55 years of history of a group that has revolutionized the way of thinking about theatre. For this reason, it attracts visitors, students and scholar from all over the world.
Some fragments of archive materials are available and can be downloaded on the website odinteatretarchives.com.
To go through all the documents, photographs and audio-visual materials stored and available at the Archives, the catalogues are an essential guide. The inventories of the archives were written by Mirella Schino and published in Italian and English:
- Il libro degli inventari. Odin Teatret Archives, Roma, Bulzoni, 2015.
- The Odin Teatret Archives, London-New York, Routledge, 2018.
The materials conserved are different (paper documents, photos, videos), and many of these are rare. For this reason, some materials, moreover videos, are often loaned to museums and galleries for installations and exhibition.
In the last year an excerpt of the film Victoria – Black and Woman, directed by Torgeir Wethal and produced by Odin Teatret Film in 1978, was showed in several exhibitions around the world: for the project Afrcamericanos at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico, for Impressum at Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (Germany) https://www.mmk.art/en/whats-on/bewegte-bilder/ and for Still I Rise: Act 3 at Arnolfini Gallery Limited in Bristol (UK) https://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions.
The same excerpt will be used by Aurora Filmes, Brazilian Film Production Company, for the feature documentary Tlazolteotl. Where the Witches Fly To.