Verdensteatret is an Oslo-based artist collective. The group was founded in 1986 by Lisbeth J. Bodd and Asle Nilsen, and is recognised as one of the leading Norwegian art collectives, known for its surprising uses of new and old technologies in the making of contemporary theatre, performance and art. Verdensteatret’s poetics are characterized by an ongoing experimentation within different medias by building complex links between seemingly incompatible technologies and materials which result in large-scale orchestral works and space-related musical compositions. They say that their recent activity has become a ‘telling orchestra’ that performs compositions in the ‘movable room’ genre. The collective consists of video artists, sound engineers, musicians, sculptors and painters.
Verdenstaetret’s works have been presented internationally in a number of art contexts and locations, such as art museums, contemporary music festivals, and theaters.