News-Happy new year

A photo from a performance of Zombie tests and transmissions
Mindgroup wishes you a happy new year and hopes you had a merry winter solstace. Last year Mindgroup opened Zombie tests and transmissions at the Reykjavik City Theatre. Exploring the question about the state of our humanity inspired by the lines from Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett: “Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today?”. Every performance is unique. The theme is the same but subject matters change. Everything is permitted on stage as long as its honest and demands to be heard. All mistakes are welcomed and each show starts with a carte blanche.



The RCT and Mindgroup have had a long and productive collaboration. Together we have produced the shows You are here in the eve of the economical crash and in the following year The Good People of Iceland. Both shows gathered a lot of attension and aclaim in Iceland and both shows did tour and The Good People of Iceland was invited to Wiesbaden New plays from Europe and You are here was performed in Berlin at the Nordwind Festival.


Mindgroup has adopted a new logo
Mindgroup is now developing a new show that will premier at L√≥kal in august 2012. The project is called: Map of the world or MOTW.  MOTW is a collaborative performance with an audience. Four people stand on stage with a blank white sheet of paper covering the wall behind them. In conversation and collaboration with the audience they start to draw up a map of the world. Everything the people on stage and the audience can remember or conjure up about each country in the world. That includes memories of past holidays, facts about politics, arts and other things that define nations. Pictures, stories, music and other means are used to make the map as accurate as possible. If problems come up regarding accuracy of the map or lack of space on the map or how much time to spend on each country they are resolved in a democratic show of hands in the audience. Our reality is a constructed narrative, a fiction based on the following things: genes, geographic location, nationality and religion. Two of which are fiction and the other two have lost their bond on the human condition because of technology and science. Is there a need for a new fiction, a new construct. Who are we and more importantly who is the "other"? For more information go to http://mapoftheworld.mindgroup.me/