About usAn immersive audio-visual experience based on the music of BAFTA award winning composer Ólafur Arnalds and the flowing visuals of designer Torsten Posselt Ólafur Arnalds and Torsten Posselt have an antidote for today's hectic world: The undervalued notion of a calculated slowdown.
With Ekki Hugsa 360°, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Arnalds and Berlin designer Posselt have created a transcendental, audio-visual experience – and discovered planetariums and media domes as a playground.
'Ekki hugsa' is Icelandic for 'don't think', a message that found Arnalds' at the right moment in his life: "A few years ago I was going through a bad patch in my life, suffering from anxiety. One evening, friends took me to an interactive theatre performance to take my mind off things. During the performance, one of the actors looked at me, hurriedly scribbled something on a piece of paper and handed it to me. The message read: "Ekki hugsa"!
That moment inspired most of my work in the past few years." Arnalds and Posselt have been frequent collaborators for a number of years but not until now have they so completely merged their two worlds of the audible and visual.
Approx running time: 40 mins
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Arrival and Admission
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At Market Hall, we are working on a dedicated place for parking, but for now, it's limited.
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When you arrive, please use the main entrance via the steps (Duke Street) or ramp (via Wall Street).
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There are a couple of disabled parking spaces on site – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.