In November 2014 Martin Hall wrote and directed the performance play Prototype/Protokol, an inter-aesthetic meeting between Martin Hall, the avant-garde ensemble Lydenskab and Staal Film. In this relation a program containing stills and texts from the show was made available to the guests.

Prototype/Protocol is a story based on the broken chain of connection between three generations – a fragmented, highly personal memory protocol made up of letters, recordings and fictitious memories.

Via videos, recited pieces of text and an ever-changing musical setting a collage-like story is told – a story about consequences; how the loss of hope in one generation may affect the next.

The lyrical content of the show is both abstract and easily recognizable, an emotional biopsy of personal decline.

During November 2014 the play was performed at KØS (Museum for Art in Public Spaces) in Køge (14/11), Gran Teater in Aarhus (16/11), Københavns Musikteater in Copenhagen (21/11) and The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin (25/11).

In August 2015 it was staged once again in relation to Odense Spoken Word Festival (21/8).

Martin Hall: Voice
Maiken Kildegaard: Performer
Eskild Winding: Piano (Lydenskab)
Thea Vesti: Guitar (Lydenskab)
Sofia Olsson: Cello (Lydenskab)
Michael Dinesen/Staal Film: Video

Design: Kenneth Schultz
Cover photo: Maiken Kildegaard

“In the attempt to uncover clues and traces you go backwards. You begin with the misunderstandings. The nodes. You let your thoughts run along a constantly moving boundary of interacting fields, in an attempt to correct what you still have access to. It’s a matter of tidiness – of plain vanity.”