To enter inside The Tank is to enter another world
Blackness back to the Mothers womb…..
The 24second reverb amplifies everything, you become hyper aware of your physicality, voices hush to stop words becoming garbled mush.
The Tank is a huge reverb chamber and performance space.
Situated on a small island named Svano in the north of Sweden, the tank was left abandoned when the local sawmill complex was closed and demolished in the 1960’s.
Now surrounded by tranquility, trees, water and an epic landscape the Tank is home to an informal and international sound art and performance collective.
As well as making performance and sound art at the Tank we are also performing and making work in the landscape, resonant spaces and at other venues across Scandinavia and around Europe.
Space, energy and intention drive our ritualised interventions and these manifest as sound, stories, performance and spectacle.
Shamanic ritual, Qi Gong, Butoh and an interest in local tradition underpin this work.
Pictures from some of the performances and festivals that we have made at the tank follow below…
Native Ears 2019
We invited deep listening practitioners Jennifer Wilsey, Bjorn Ericson and Sharon Stewart to collaborate with us making a deep deep midsummer performance…
Cistern Festivalen (Tank Festival) 2008
Cistern Festivalen (Tank Festival) 2009
A Midsummer days dream 2010
A Monster in the Middle 2011
7 Winds (windharp project collaboration with London’s Output arts) 2012