by Anastasia Isachsen
Video projection on water screen
5-7 November 2021
Stranden at Aker Brygge
For centuries, circle has held multiple meanings for
humanity. Pythagoras called the circle -“monad,” the most perfect of creative forms, without beginning or end. The whole, the infinite, the eternal, the unified. Seen as a halo, an element of spirit, circle unites the elements of life: fire, air, water, and earth and becomes a symbol of time, the perpetual motion of life. Birth, life, death and rebirth – the giant rhythm of the universe.
The original perfection and the enlightenment.
The encompassing circle becomes a border against chaos, protecting balance and harmony.
The zero, the beginning.
Seen in the context of recent developments in the world, Monad is inviting the audience to an inspiring and uplifting experience of wonder and reflection about life and our chance for a new beginning.
Concept and creation: Anastasia Isachsen
Original music score: Arve Henriksen
3D: Andrey Permyakov
Anastasia Isachsen creates video art for projections and light design for various Norwegian and international cultural projects: installations, concerts, theatre, dance performances and exhibitions.
Her work is internationally recognized for its stark visual style and contemplative and dynamic expression. Anastasia´s work always challenges established notions of art. She creates ground-breaking visual art by collaborating with musicians, choreographers, dancers, poets and architects and takes visual art to new contexts and new audiences. In her 10 years of practice her work has been presented at hundreds of major venues and festivals in Europe, the USA and India. She is also artistic director and a founder of Fjord Oslo in Norway.
Website: Anastasia Isachsen