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The Complex North Method
A non-stop performance installation
45% theatre
55% parallel world

There is no outside in the living installations of artist duo SIGNA. Only temporary immersion into a world that seems to be outside of time. A world in which you discover your role as if by chance – a role that you are already playing even if you still refuse to accept it.
In the true-to-detail, frighteningly old-fashioned hospital rooms in the backmost recesses of the Joanneum, visitors register, set the duration of their stay (six, twelve, eighteen or twenty-four hours), become part of the hospital as patients, and the object of the “Complex North Method” for amnesia sufferers. Fragments of a fictitious identity gradually emerge until they finally gel into a figure.
In SIGNA everyone experiences his or her own performance, plays his or her own role in an ambitious and unique theatrical interaction that can be continued and added to during multiple visits with the aid of a patient’s file. The constructed reality gradually unmasks taboos regarding disease, vulnerability, dependency and power structures. And becomes a theatre that is so comprehensive that the question of fiction and reality loses all relevance.
After re-enacting a hotel, a village and other closed systems in the past, SIGNA have now been focusing above all on the world of psychiatry for a year and half. The “Complex North Method” completes a trilogy that began eighteen months ago with “Night at the Hospital” in the cellar of the Royal Danish Theatre.

The Complex North Method

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SIGNA (DK, A) Biography

03/10 - 12/10, 12 - 12 am
Festival centre entrance in the courtyard

Admission daily at
12 am & 6 pm
Duration of stay
6, 12, 18 or 24 hours

Registration: +43 (0)664 24 500 65

Tue 14/10, 7.30 pm
Festival centre


Festival centre
Concept / Director / Production design
Signa Sørensen (DK),
Arthur Köstler (A) & Thomas Bo Nilsson (S)

Alice Trost (A), Arthur Köstler (A), Christina Scheutz (A), Dominik Klingberg (D), Ilil Land-Boss (D), Ina Mastnak (A), Irma Wagner (A), Klaus Jagersbacher (A), Mareike Wenzel (D), Peter Schoepfer (A), Petra Pölzl (A), Signa Sørensen (DK), Sophia Laggner (A) North Method

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