MONTASJAR (constructions)

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MONTASJAR (constructions) is an interdisciplinary performance that explores the local history of the construction of propellers and gears for large ships in Volda, Norway. In recent times manual labor and art have been separated and placed in different spheres. However, in this piece, the artists attempt to mount them back together by letting images and sounds from the industrial production become part of a performance where music, dance, and film create a dynamic whole, an artistic montage.

MONTASJAR | trailer

The dance and the music are largely improvised, within a set structure of pre-edited films and a set selection of instruments for each section. This means that each performance is unique, as the creation of the piece happens right there and then, in a collaborative artistic conversation between the performers. 

The performance is comprised of six different sections, which can be performed either separately or all together as a 1 hour-long performance, or in any other combination of the various sections. 

MONTASJAR (constructions), excerpts:

The Past’s Future
Soft Metal
Starting Up
Outside of Time
Spirit of the Machine
Now What?

PERFORMANCES:

JAN 26, 2022 | PARMA Live Stage online PREMIERE

SEPT 17, 2021 | FOSNAVÅG KONSERTHUS

SEPT 04, 2021 | ØRSTA KULTURHUS – PREMIERE

JUNE 12, 2021 | Dei nynorske festspela. Work-in-progress performance at Ørsta kulturhus, opening for the concert Koparsongar

MARCH 04, 2021 | Moving Art Festival, Ålesund, work-in-progress outdoor performance.

VIEW THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE BELOW:

PRESENT TENSE:

ANDREAS BARTH percussion, drums

GEIR HJORTHOL trumpet, voice

MAGNAR ÅM piano, wine glasses, voice

EINY ÅM SPARKS dance, choreography, video editing

TYLER SPARKS cinematography, visual effects

THANK YOU TO:

Marlene Sparks & Liv Åm for costume assistance

Kirsti Gjørvad & Brunvoll Volda AS for access to the premises and for providing historical photos from the book Framdrift by Svein Aam

Asbjørn Høydal for sharing his knowledge about the Volda Motors

Ingrid Opedal for marketing and promotion assistance

Bjarte Sætre for providing his self made glass harp

Ørnulf Opdahl for providing the sail for projection (Moving, Ålesund)

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