In the installation Ragnarok, Richard Wagner's 15 hour opera Der Ring des Nibelungen is compressed until we are left with a musical elementary particle, a Wagner particle with such a concentrated mass that it contains the entire gravity of the Ring in one single spectrum, in one single second. This particle is then stretched out in the three-dimensional, sound and space-time. Will this compact collection of pulsating Wagner waves create such a large gravity that it collapses and absorbs everything and all that surrounds it?
The installation Ragnarok was exhibited during the Ultima Festival, in september 2011 at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and at the NCCA (National Centre for Contemporary Arts), in Kaliningrad, Russia in December 2011.
Photo: Ivan Brodey