Øland | Marble Crowd

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.

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.

 

Marble Crowd is an informal ensemble of artists based in Reykjavík. Their first production as a collective, Moving mountains in three essays premiered in 2017 and was nominated as the production of the year in Europe by Tanz Magazine. Øland premiered at the National Theatre of
Iceland in January 2020 to great acclaim. It was nominated for the Icelandic Performing Arts Award in 11 categories and won, Stage Choreography of the Year , Best Original Music Score & Costume Design. The group consists of Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Sigurður Arent Jónsson and Védís Kjartansdóttir.

 

Credits:
Concept | Creation | Performance: Marble Crowd (Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson, Saga Sigurdardottir, Védís Kjartansdóttir)
Visuals: Guðmundur Úlfarsson
Scenography & Costumes / Costume Assistance: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir/ Tanja Huld Levý
Music & Performance: Gunnar Karel Másson
Light Design: Halldór Örn Óskarsson
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic
Production Assistance: Birnir Jón Sigurðsson
Production:
Marble Crowd, Co-production: Iceland National Theater.
Residencies: Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, BIRCA Bornholm, Archinos Cairo.

Funded by: Iceland Ministry of Culture and Education, City of Reykjavík and Embassy of Iceland in Oslo.