Five seafarers find themselves stranded on the shores of Øland, an island located somewhere between reality and fiction. As they attempt to recreate the world from memory they stumble between past and present, unfolding visions of a future in a shimmering post-decadent landscape.
In Øland, Marble Crowd continues to attempt grand tasks through a collective practice of transformative play, creating an ecology of make-belief. Drawing from a haunting narrative - a motley crew of shipwrecked protagonists - the island serves as a stage for reflection and longing; a shifting assemblage of people, materialities and circumstances, real and imagined.
"Paradise is an island. So is hell."
"The avant-garde is a precurser to what is to come in art and Marble Crowd affirm that times will be good."
"Postmodern plastic Baroque."
"A highly political show, in my opinion."
Concept | Creation | Performance: Marble Crowd (Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson, Saga Sigurdardottir, Védís Kjartansdóttir)
Visuals: Guðmundur Úlfarsson
Scenography & Costumes: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Music & Performance: Gunnar Karel Másson
Light Design: Halldór Örn Óskarsson
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic
Costume Assistance: Tanja Huld Levý
Marketing: Kara Hergils
Photographs: Owen Fiene
Production Assistance: Birnir Jón Sigurðsson
Production: Marble Crowd
Co-production: Iceland National Theater.
Funded by: Iceland Ministry of Culture and Education, City of Reykjavík and Embassy of Iceland in Oslo.
Residencies: Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, BIRCA Bornholm, Archinos Cairo.
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National Theatre - Reykjavík, Iceland
15th of January (Premiere)
20th of January
20th of March