The World is Bigger Than You Think
Water Mill, New York
On May 6, Egill Sæbjörnsson and Marcia Moraes will give a performance presentation of research for their new pop opera being developed as part of their residency at The Watermill Center. The event is a performance installation where the artists have 'hijacked' the building to be used as their stage, actor, and prop. The evening will include three scenes taking place simultaneously throughout the building. The audience will have the option to choose what order they view the scenes.
Lisa Lie, theater director, actor and writer from Norway together with Jeremy Woodruff, Berlin based American composer, were invited to join in for this phase of development. During the residency the group will concentrate on adapting the material for the environment and interact with the spaces and collection of The Watermill Center. The World is Bigger Than You Think is a “walk through” experience where different places around the Center are brought to life with video projections, performance and music. The aim of the residency is to explore working “site specific” as a part of a research for a second phase of rehearsal and final presentation of the work. One aspect of the work is the relationship between a person and their environment, or how inner and outer worlds are connected. Sæbjörnsson and Moraes will present their work again at Clocktower Gallery in New York City on May 10. Please click HERE for more details.
Moraes & Sæbjörnsson have collaborated on several projects such as The Mind that toured different institutio