Thursday, July 1, 2010
Performative architectural presence, the Electric Hotel is 4 floors of full-length windows, revealing the lives of 7 characters, connected by 1 mysterious blue box.
This David Lynch-esque work offers repetitive loops of movement that develop connections between characters. Simultaneously, spatial relationships between the dancers and audience clash with the impact of this vast structure on it's urban surroundings projecting depth and intrigue.
Modernist set designer Börkur Jónsson, navigates interior & exterior in the form of six 40 foot high shipping containers, deconstructed at the end of each season and driven across the country to be erected again in less than 3 days. Next stop - London.