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Eyolf Machine

The Making of Eyolf Machine: A documentary blog following the journey of the production.

Eyolf Machine is a classic sci-fi adventure movie that has been in the pipeline for almost 3 years. This blog will follow the production of the movie and look at the various aspects of movie production that I went through. This will be a documentary blog of sorts.

1. What is a Machine for Thinking Theatre?

Elias Adam is an interesting opera director and playwright, who is currently working on a Machine for Thinking Theatre project. At the core of this project is the question: What is a machine for thinking? This blog is a documentation of the process and development of this project. It is an ongoing series of experiments, a turning point from the theatre of ideas to a theatre of doing. It is a theatre in permanent development, not a dream of the future, but a dream of the present. The Machine for Thinking Theatre is a theatre of doing and a theatre of becoming.

2. What does it look like when a machine for thinking has gone awry?

When I was a kid I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I was shocked. I didn't recognize myself. I had never thought about my eyes, but suddenly I was in the presence of two incredibly dark, large pupils that were framed by an equally dark and large iris. My eyes were night, and my face was the day. I had never thought about it before, but now I was thinking about it.

And the longer I stared into my eyes the more I found myself questioning my own existence. I was a human being, but I wasn't. I was a machine. I was a thinking machine. I was a machine that could think. I was a machine that could feel. I was in a lot of pain. And when I finally looked away, I realized I was in my bedroom, and I was sick.

I was sick because I hadn't slept all night. I was sick because I had been thinking. I was sick because I had been thinking all night. I was sick because I had been thinking about myself. And I realized I had been sick for a long time. I was sick because I was a machine. I was sick because I was a thinking machine. And I realized that the more I thought about it, the more I realized I wasn't a machine, I was a human being.

3. Eyolf Machine, a theatre project that is as striking as it is awkward.

Oslo-based theatre company, Elias Adam, has created a theatre project that explores how people deal with death, grief, and the fear of losing the ones they love. The project is called Eyolf Machine and is based on Ibsen’s Little Eyolf. The project was initially a theatrical performance, but it has since been given a video component on YouTube. The play itself has performed between the 5th of April and the 24th of April 2015 at Dokkhuset I Oslo. The play was designed to be shown in different locations and it will be shown at the Gågata Scene in Copenhagen in 2016.


Theatre is a powerful medium that can be used to accomplish many different things. This week’s blog post is about a provocative play called Eyolf Machine, based on Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, that weaves together the story of an abused child with the story of a struggling artist. The play itself is a work of art and has already attracted a great deal of attention from audiences, critics, and other artists. We hope you enjoy this blog post!

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