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3 Episodes of life

Internationally acclaimed Swedish artist Markus Öhrn has already garnered a great deal of attention with his unmistakeable performances at past editions of the Wiener Festwochen. His latest work draws on the #MeToo movement and investigates instances of abuse in the work environment. For this commissioned work, he has further developed his unconventional dramatic style, masterfully playing with different narrative and dramatic formats. On three consecutive evenings, Öhrn presents atmospherically and aesthetically varied episodes that show everyday work situations suddenly shifting and ultimately ending up in a courtroom. In a new format he calls “silent movie theatre”, where silent film meets live art, he again makes use of the masks that have become something of a trademark for him. One of the world’s leading theremin players, the Austrian Dorit Chrysler, and pianist Arno Waschk, Öhrn’s long-time collaborator, are composing a special musical mood for each episode, which they will perform live …

All that may bleed – WOMEN OF TRACHIS

All that may bleed | Six scenes from Sophocles’ tragedies | WOMEN OF TRACHIS     Eleven Athenian women, with the instructions of the Swedish director and visual artist Markus Öhrn, formed a band and dived into the work of Sophocles, presenting it as a series of seven dark atmospheric theatrical installations. Putting on center stage what is usually hidden, the macabre and grotesque element, the work approaches these plays through the lens of their heroes’ body: The body that experiences history and is crushed by it, a field of extreme violence. The body of the ruler and the weak. The body of the soldier. The body of the rebel and the philosopher. The halls, designed by Theophil Hansen, was transformed into dark arenas where the eleven women faced the extreme moments of Sophocles’ heroes, presenting six different performances. Unexpected choices regarding the work of Sophocles make us rethink on our relationship with ancient tragedy today. “…Hack this body limb …

All that may bleed – ELECTRA

All that may bleed | Six scenes from Sophocles’ tragedies | ELECTRA   Eleven Athenian women, with the instructions of the Swedish director and visual artist Markus Öhrn, formed a band and dived into the work of Sophocles, presenting it as a series of six dark atmospheric theatrical installations. Putting on center stage what is usually hidden, the macabre and grotesque element, the work approaches these plays through the lens of their heroes’ body: The body that experiences history and is crushed by it, a field of extreme violence. The body of the ruler and the weak. The body of the soldier. The body of the rebel and the philosopher. The halls in the historical Reading Room of the National Library building in Athens, designed by Theophil Hansen, was transformed into dark arenas where the eleven women faced the extreme moments of Sophocles’ heroes, presented in six different performances. Unexpected choices regarding the work of Sophocles make …

All that may bleed – PHILOCTETES

All that may bleed | Six scenes from Sophocles’ tragedies | PHILOCTETES     Eleven Athenian women, with the instructions of the Swedish director and visual artist Markus Öhrn, formed a band and dived into the work of Sophocles, presenting it as a series of six dark atmospheric theatrical installations. Putting on center stage what is usually hidden, the macabre and grotesque element, the work approaches these plays through the lens of their heroes’ body: The body that experiences history and is crushed by it, a field of extreme violence. The body of the ruler and the weak. The body of the soldier. The body of the rebel and the philosopher. The halls in the historical Reading Room of the National Library building in Athens, designed by Theophil Hansen, was transformed into dark arenas where the eleven women faced the extreme moments of Sophocles’ heroes, presented in six different performances. Unexpected choices regarding the work of Sophocles make us …

All that may bleed – OEDIPUS REX

All that may bleed | Six scenes from Sophocles’ tragedies | OEDIPUS REX   Eleven Athenian women, with the instructions of the Swedish director and visual artist Markus Öhrn, formed a band and dived into the work of Sophocles, presenting it as a series of six dark atmospheric theatrical installations. Putting on center stage what is usually hidden, the macabre and grotesque element, the work approaches these plays through the lens of their heroes’ body: The body that experiences history and is crushed by it, a field of extreme violence. The body of the ruler and the weak. The body of the soldier. The body of the rebel and the philosopher. The halls in the historical Reading Room of the National Library building in Athens, designed by Theophil Hansen, was transformed into dark arenas where the eleven women faced the extreme moments of Sophocles’ heroes, presented in six different performances. Unexpected choices regarding the work of Sophocles …

All that may bleed – ANTIGONE

All that may bleed | Six scenes from Sophocles’ tragedies | ANTIGONE     Eleven Athenian women, with the instructions of the Swedish director and visual artist Markus Öhrn, formed a band and dived into the work of Sophocles, presenting it as a series of six dark atmospheric theatrical installations. Putting on center stage what is usually hidden, the macabre and grotesque element, the work approaches these plays through the lens of their heroes’ body: The body that experiences history and is crushed by it, a field of extreme violence. The body of the ruler and the weak. The body of the soldier. The body of the rebel and the philosopher. The halls in the historical Reading Room of the National Library building in Athens, designed by Theophil Hansen, was transformed into dark arenas where the eleven women faced the extreme moments of Sophocles’ heroes, presented in six different performances. Unexpected choices regarding the work of Sophocles make us …

All that may bleed – AJAX

All that may bleed | Six scenes from Sophocles’ tragedies | AJAX   Eleven Athenian women, with the instructions of the Swedish director and visual artist Markus Öhrn, formed a band and dived into the work of Sophocles, presenting it as a series of six dark atmospheric theatrical installations. Putting on center stage what is usually hidden, the macabre and grotesque element, the work approaches these plays through the lens of their heroes’ body: The body that experiences history and is crushed by it, a field of extreme violence. The body of the ruler and the weak. The body of the soldier. The body of the rebel and the philosopher. The halls in the historical Reading Room of the National Library building in Athens, designed by Theophil Hansen, was transformed into dark arenas where the eleven women faced the extreme moments of Sophocles’ heroes, presented in six different performances. Unexpected choices regarding the work of Sophocles make us …