Site-specific production commissioned by the Ruhrtriennale Festival, Germany 2008.
A magical journey through a derelict 4 storey salt factory in the famous Zollverein Coking plant in Essen, Germany.
Sue Buckmaster (Artistic Director) and Louise Ann Wilson (Designer & Co-Director) were initially intrigued by the transformations and chemical processes that had taken place in the salt factory, and aware of how important the factory and the whole coking plant had been to the community in Essen.
The building was originally home to the transformations and chemical processes that created sodium phosphate (salt) from coal. During each performance, 90 audience members were taken on a journey inspired by the space, its history, alchemical imagery and the power of archetypes.
Salt was presented at the Ruhrtriennale Festival, Germany in 2008.