In Deep Water

In Deep Water (2009) produced by Gorgon Productions is a production with two performers and a camera. This is performing arts in the intersection between science, foreign policy and art.


(Objekt ID 432)
Object type Production
Premiere 2008
Produced by Gorgon Productions
Audience Youth, Adults (from 15)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Multidisciplinary, Theatre, Documentary
Running period 2008  —  2010
Website Gorgon Produksjoner

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 6m
Minimum stage depth 8m
Minimum stage height 45m
Blackout Yes
Rigging time 180 minutes
Downrigging time 60 minutes
Audience 120

In Deep Water by Gorgon Productions moves between and across of three perspectives, inspired by Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and his statement about the three main lines of Northern area policy: Activity, presence and knowledge.

More people have set foot on the moon than the bottom of the ocean. August 2 2007 the Russians planted their flag on the ocean floor and the race was on. From a diving tower with swim fins and inflatable swim arm bands the performers threw themselves into deep water. Where Nansen and Johansen turned around, Hestad and Slaatto take their audience towards the North Pole, under the ice, to the seabed, for finally to plant the Norwegian flag.

Jonas Gahr Støre takes part through a film especially made for In Deep Water.

In Deep Water by Gorgon Productions was supported by Arts Council Norway, The Audio Visual Fund, The Fund for Performing Artists, The Cultural Rucksack and FILM&KINO.


Gorgon Produksjoner, gorgonproductions.wordpress.som, 18.10.2010,

Performance dates
March 23, 2009 19:00 – Wergeland, The House of Literature Show
2008 Worldwide premiere