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.


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