Walking Lecture on Ants

Photos: Lotus Lykke Skov

Performing arts meets brain- and ants scientist: An ant experience with talks, walking, sensory inputs, taste experiences and soundscapes, created and presented by Secret Hotel.

Together with ant scientist Hans Joachim Offenberg and brain researcher & anthropologist Andreas Roepstorff, Secret Hotel’s Christine Fentz with Betina Birkjær create a unique walking lecture about one of the tiniest, oldest creatures on Earth – the ant.

Did you know that ants uses solar-panels, can undertake coup d’stat, and get as old as human beings?

With our Walking Lecture on Ants you will learn about the ants and their fascinating world. Some of the questions we’ll examine are how their social structures operate, compared to ours. We’ll also explore how their world sounds, smells and tastes. All in a unique blend of performing arts, walking and lecturing elements.

The performance was presented during Little Rebellions, a part of 2017 Aarhus Capital City of Culture’s program and as part of Folkeuniversitetets programme, Hearts & Minds Festival.

Director, concept and performer: Christine Fentz
Jeppe Lajer
Co-creator: Betina Birkjær
Researchers: Hans Joachim Offenberg og Andreas Roepstorff
Sound artist & chemist: Maiken Vibe Bauer
Tech and dramaturg: John Tinning

Walking Lecture on Ants has been presented on CPH STAGE the 9th of June 2018, and in Aarhus the 22. and 27. of August and 22.-24. of September in the Botanical Garden, Aarhus.

If you are interested in the performance contact +45 50 55 62 63 / info@secrethotel.dk