“The remarkable thing about Electric Hotel – what makes it both distancing and enticing, half-and-half – is it’s wielding together of sensations caused by different media, as if Rosenberg has had opportunity to cherry-pick the choicest effects of various art-forms. First, there’s the astonishment of its actual occurrence, live and in the moment. We marvel at the miracle of its precision in synchronicity, both between performers themselves and with the pre-recorded soundtrack. Then, there are more mediatised effects: the distortion of things and the controlled (but consciously registered) pull on our focus, the awareness of one’s panning gaze, zooming-in and zooming-out. The combined design is also able to make use of trickery, manipulating the confusion of vision caused by the glass screen such that the live seems specially effected or edited into the impossible. Often characters skip through space, exiting through one door and appearing instantaneously in another.”  Carousel of Fantasies



Co-directed by Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg

Designed by Börkur Jónsson
Composition and Sound Design by Ben and Max Ringham
Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers
Dramaturgy by Ruth Little
Built by Urban Space Management and Fuel at Trinity Buoy Wharf

Produced by

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Without Walls
Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award
Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation
Research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells and the UCL Ear Institute.
Subsidised rehearsal space provided by Jerwood Space
Developed at Cove Park
London 2010 performances originally supported by Bloomberg

© requardt&rosenberg 2013