O. Lab: ATMEN
Immersive theatre experience
Nicole Beutler Projects (NL)
In ATMEN, nature takes a deep breath. An immersive theatre experience that kidnaps the audience in a dark and magical forest. Fragments of romantic nature songs rise up from the shadows as hybrid beings, animals, plants, and fireflies emerge into the moonlight. The theatre has become a ruin and is overgrown with rewilding nature and glowing fungi. Our senses become more active in the dark, which creates room for the unknown, for wonderment, for possible images of the future.
This is the second performance of the trilogy RITUALS OF TRANSFORMATION in which Beutler seeks a new equilibrium between humans, the Earth, animals, technology, and the mycelium. In the first part, ‘GINKGO or: 56 million years ago there were palm trees on the North Pole’, we looked at the extinction of humanity as if watching a movie without happy ending.
About O. Lab
O. Lab offers the audience a peak into the theatre makers’ rehearsal rooms. Something that is normally reserved for the select few… Artists will share their research questions. As the visitor, you are invited to watch and express your valuable opinions about prototypes and works in progress. O. Lab in WORM is one big creative space and you will be sitting in the front row as the processes unfold!