A white living room with IKEA furniture, flowers on the table, a picture on the wall and a cuckoo clock. A man and a woman move through this house that has been reduced to its most rudimentary forms. The place turns out to be a hotbed of terrible pain and suffering.
Along with his team, Markus Öhrn explores the dark side of intimate relationships, patterns, role models and gender stereotypes. This five-hour performance by two actors and a pianist is based on real statistics and court cases related to domestic violence. Without needing dialogue, Öhrn unravels the banality and brutality of domestic violence.
• Markus Öhrn is a Swedish visual artist whose work comprises video, sound installation and performance. Along with the theatre groups Nya Rampen and Institutet, Öhrn’s performances dissect mechanisms of repression within middle class families. His work was previously featured during the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. We are welcoming him to Kaaitheater for the first time.
Discover the program organised around the performance Domestic Violence, below:
Friday 11 March:
18:30 - 00:00: Exhibition
19:00 - 00:00: Performance Domestic Violence
Saturday 12 March:
Snacks and drinks are provided
11:00 - 23:00: Exhibition
11:00 - 13:00: Workshop on the (un)limits and (il)legit uses of violence in art and performance by Axel Pleeck
13:00 - 14:30: Break (with the possibility to buy lunch)
14:30 - 16:30: Panel conversation between Triene Mie Lecompte, Anne Groenen and Olivier Slosse moderated by Annabelle van Nieuwenhuyse
17:00 - 22:00: Performance Domestic Violence
22:00 - 23:00: Aftertalk with Markus Öhrn
• Exhibition by Teresa Sdralevich and Lungomare
• Library by Rosa VZW
director, stage, concept Markus Öhrn | with Jakob Öhrman, Janet Rothe | piano Arno Waschk | mask Makode Linde | co-production Wiener Festwochen, Institutet, Wiesbaden Biennale 2018 | support Kulturrådet/Swedish Arts Council