The Hour of the Wolf


The concept of The Hour of the Wolf describes a state that takes place approximately between 3 am and 5 am.

During the ”Hour of the wolf” the body temperature drops, the metabolism slows down and the production of melatonin peaks.

For several years, GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ have examined how our prehistoric internal clock works during the early morning hours. By repeatedly making different experiments on each other between 3 am and 5 am they have investigated sensations experienced during The Hour of The Wolf. Based on these experiments they have developed performative structures based on certain “triggers” (the monotonous rhythms, the weight and lightness in certain body parts, the slowness, the cold, the unwillingness to activate oneself (perform).

Throughout the project GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ have made three  performances:

The Hour of the Wolf I

The Hour of the Wolf II

In between Dog and Wolf