(2,2) 0 – DORA

Interactive spatial sound composition in dark space

Durational performance/ film / mixed media/ ‘Head Cast’ by Simon Eikaas Loken.

Norway 2018

diagram showimg qualities and moviments of the spatial sound composition and sonic archiecture.


(2,2) 0 – DORA is a navigation into a psychoacoustic space exploring the inner through spatial embodiment. A poetic gesture for allowing to released geological and historical trauma via poetical invocation; the sonic architecture is created within the historical context of the 2WW german U-Boats base Dora in Trondheim. Being known how the environmental impact Dora Naval Base had onto Trondheim harbour and surroundings, (2,2) 0 – DORA focus on the Earth materials affected by such construction process and how those are currently expressed in an environmental, historical and cultural context.

The construction of Dora 1 was started in 1941 while Dora 2 remained unfinished. The base was the largest naval base in North Europe at that time, and the strategic location in Trondheim was secured well, guarded by three other locations in the mouth of Trondheim Fjord: Agdenes Fyrstasjon, Hysnes Fort, Brettingen Fort.

By using sonic references of echolocation, navigation, environment traces and sealife aural qualities, (2,2) 0 – DORA  connect the 4 historical naval base surveillance locations Trondheim Fjord; Agdenes Fyrstasjon, Hysnes Fort, Brettingen Fort and Dora. The work is a poetic composition of sounds and ritualistic gestures, created through the technique of shamanistic drum journeying, done in collective sessions at the four places.

The work is created by artists Øystein Kjørstad Fjeldbo, Amalia Fonfara and Nazare Soares.

More info: www.invisibledrum.com

Hendelser på Nyhavna – (2,2) 0 Sonic architecture of the inner space – DORA (Interactive sound installation/ performance) 2018, in collaboration with Cirka Theater and Faculty of Architecture, NTNU, Kulturbunker Dora, Trondheim Harbour, Trondheim, Norway. Photo: Amalia Fonfara & Nazare Soares