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Talking in the Rain – An entertaining show about the weather

Et samarbeidsprosjekt om kunsten å snakke om været. Med Vestlandsforskning og Reality Research Center, Helsinki.

I Talking about the rain, tar vi i bruk scenekunstens performative metoder og strategier for å bygge bro over dikotomiene; tanke og kropp, kunst og forskning, stillstand og handling.

Talking in the rain et prosjekt som endrer uttrykk etter sammenhengen det vises i. Tidligere visninger har vært i Hammerfest (april 2019) og Sogndal (september 2019)


I oktober 2020 møter vi publikum i Helsinki på festivalen Moving in November

Can we learn to feel the weather somewhere where we are not.
Can we learn to feel the weather of the future.
Can we feel the way our neighbors feel the weather.
What are we actually talking about when we talk about the weather.

Talking in the Rain – An Entertaining Show about the Weather starts outside as an invitation for the audience to sense the weather in their own surroundings. We bring these sensations with us inside, where the feelgood format of the talkshow is disturbed by wet feet, bright sun in the face and a search for ways to feel the climate change.

The idea behind the performance is simple: we relate to Weather on a personal and embodied level, while our relation to Climate often becomes an intellectual and abstract exercise. This is reflected in how we normally talk about these issues. Talking about the weather is absolutely harmless socially. Talking about the climate – not to mention the climate crisis – is a step into a warzone of predetermined political positions. In this performance we want to step into it all with both our feet; the harmlessness as well as the warzone. Together with the audience we want to create a space where there is room for excitement, misinterpretation and laughter while the wind blows us off our seats.

Talking in the rain is an ongoing series of encounters with audience. So far, shows have been made in the Norwegian towns Hammerfest and Sogndal before this third edition in Helsinki. The site and the surrounding community highly impact the content and form of the show. Through performative and embodied strategies, we want to feel, with mind and body, what we are facing when we talk about weather and climate change.

The performance is a collaboration between Reality Research Center in Helsinki,
Ferske Scener in Tromsø and Western Norway Research Institute in Sogndal, Norway.


Bildene under er fra Hammerfest i april-19  (foto: Ziggi Dan) og fra Sogndal i september-19 (foto christian Blom)