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in Odin Teatret's greenhouse


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.



Concept, photos, interviews: Rossella Viti

Installation: Rossella Viti with Roberto Giannini, Vocabolomacchia / Ippocampo with the support of Odin Teatret / Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium


Special thanks

For the voices, the songs and the music of Odin Teatret: Eugenio Barba, Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Sofía Monsalve, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Anne Savage, Julia Varley.


Audio recordings of "The Chronic Life" edited by Chiara Crupi and Claudio Coloberti; sound David Moragas.


For the first installation realised: Rome 10 - 19 December 2014, Aula Columbus.

Thanks to Mirella Schino, DAMS / Roma Tre University, ITT Colombo.


Digital print: Solutions Art, Rome


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