About Studio ^O^ & The Molecular Ballet
Studio ^O^ (AOA) is a multidisciplinary art studio and collective based in Oslo, Norway. We work within different fields, spanning from design, cinema and theater to music and dance.
In the period 2010-2020 we have focused on The Molecular Ballet, a project intended to develop a creative methodology based on a set of 256 "Tots" - image seeds and text snippets collected anonymously from artists, researchers, designers and others.
From these Tots the parallel universe of the Molecular Ballet is spun, with its dancers and inhabitants traversing freely between the imaginal, the virtual and the phsyical worlds, as they take the lead in developing the ultimate goal of the project: the Ultrahieroglyphic sign language.
Studio ^O^ was founded in 2010 by artists Ann Holmgren, Nikolai Aurebekk Handeland and Petter Width Kristiansen. Presently the studio is engaged as art director for Norwegian design platform Elementa. The autumn of the 2019 the studio will launch new projects within cinema and theatre, including a series of educational films for small children in the Saami language.