EN 2011 Erna Omarsdottir
We Saw Monsters (working title)
"Fear is the mind killer"
Franklin Patrick Herbert
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
From the 14th until the 27th of February 2011 Erna Omarsdottir is working in the studio of wpZimmer, to do research for her new creation We Saw Monsters (working title).
Erna and her team aim to create a sort of carnival universe in collaboration with the visual artist Gabriela Fridriksdottir, in which the various forms of horror and fear will appear, reality- or fiction-based, which will meld together and form a whole.
In this world many strange, horrifying creatures live. There are twins who feel each other’s pain and emotions, their doppelgangers who fear their own reflections, the Icelandic creature Tilberi who has lost his maker, and a bitter Danish demon who must bully everybody to cover his own fear of denial. They are there to frighten the audience, but at the same time they must come to terms with their own fears.
They will lead the audience on a journey through the unknown, asking it to face its fear as well as conquering it.
Artistic direction: Erna Omarsdottir - Concept: Erna Omarsdottir and Valdimar Johannsson - Created and performed by: Lovisa Gunnarsdottir, Valdimar Johannsson, Sigridur Soffia Nielsdottir, Erna Omarsdottir, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, … - Objects: Gabriela Friedriksdottir - Production/Distribution: Esther Welger-Barboza / A shalala ehf production - Coproduction: National Theater of Reykjavik, CNDC Angers, La Passerelle – Scène Nationale St Brieuc, ... With the support of: the City of Reykjavik, WP Zimmer,...