Programme-Preview 2013: Harry Partch, Massive Attack V Adam Curtis, Ryoji Ikeda

24 January 2013
  • © Ryoji Ikeda
    (c) Ryoji Ikeda

The second season of the Ruhrtriennale under the artistic direction of Heiner Goebbels will open on August 23, 2013 at Bochum’s Jahrhunderthalle with Harry Partch’s masterpiece Delusion of the Fury (1965/66). The opening premiere will also be the European premiere of the opera. Two additional large-scale productions will take place during the Ruhrtriennale at the Kraftzentrale in Duisburg’s Landschaftspark:

Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury
Massive Attack V Adam Curtis
Ryoji Ikeda: testpattern [100 m version]

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Massive Attack V Adam Curtis, a new show by filmmaker and provocateur Adam Curtis and Massive’s Robert del Naja in collaboration with Felix Barrett, Es Devlin and UnitedVisualArtists. Described by Curtis as "a musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power" and del Naja as “a collective hallucination”, this will be Massive Attack’s only show in Germany this year. A joint commission of Ruhrtriennale and Manchester International Festival.

Japanese composer and artist Ryoji Ikeda’s test pattern [100 m version] is an audiovisual installation being conceived especially for Duisburg’s Kraftzentrale. The gigantic projection across 100 meters promises to be an experience for all the senses when combined with the rhythmic force of the