Markus Öhrn

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

11.03 – 12.03.2022

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 

 

Continuous Exhibition

• 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

There's more

How to recognize, fight and prevent domestic abuse?

Triene Mie Lecompte, Anne Groenen, Olivier Slosse & Annabelle van Nieuwenhuyse 

conversation

Triene Mie Lecompte, Anne Groenen, Olivier Slosse & Annabelle van Nieuwenhuyse 
Triene Mie Lecompte, Anne Groenen, Olivier Slosse & Annabelle van Nieuwenhuyse 
Sat 12.03.22

One of the most harmful outcomes of the pandemic has been the sharp increase in domestic violence all over the globe. In this conversation, we ask Triene-Mie Le Copmpte, Anne Groenen and Olivier Slosse, professionals in the field to shed their light on the realities of domestic violence as portrayed in Markus Ohrn’s piece.

Art & Violence/Dangerous Liaisons

Axel Pleeck

workshop

Axel Pleeck
Axel Pleeck
Sat 12.03.22

In this dialogue workshop we will dive deep into the art of cruelty. The use of cruelty and violence in art - like we see in Markus Ohrn's Domestic Violence - has a long history of shocking the bourgeoisie into awareness. As aesthetic shock has been an important motor of cultural innovation for over a century, arriving at this age, we revisit this important question: Is violence still able to shock the bourgeoise into betterment, and if so, what bourgeoise and what betterment are we talking about? Are there proper or improper ways of bludgeoning audiences into getting the point? Led by Axel Pleeck, this workshop uses the dialogical format The Jar, which creates a dynamic discussion that allows everyone to speak and participate in an equal way.

Too close for comfort

an interview with Markus Öhrn

Too close for comfort
Too close for comfort

Interview

Thu 24.02.22

Read the interview with Markus Öhrn on Domestic Violence.

#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign

#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign
#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign

News

Fri 25.02.22

Along with the performance Domestic Violence by Markus Öhrn, Kaaitheater partnered up with Lungomare to set up an awareness campaign on relational violence. In line with the existing poster campaign #qualcosanonva, new posters were made in Dutch, English and French and distributed 750 times throughout the city of Brussels.