Can duration in performances be a tool for resistance against the neatly packaged and overproduced things we are fed everywhere in our society, so the audience are pushed to invest their time—and themselves—in the work, instead of just experiencing something that is forced into an easy-to-digest format?*
Markus Öhrn in his own words: Markus Öhrn is a Swedish visual artist, born 1972. He graduated from the Masters of Fine Arts programme at Konstfack in Stockholm in 2008. Markus Öhrn works with video, sound installations and performances. His installations and performances have been presented at places like Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Wiener festwochen, Theater treffen, Festival D Avignon. Markus Öhrn has moved back to Sweden after 10 years in Berlin, and is now the artistic director of the Swedish group Institutet, he lives and works in Färila and Vitsaniemi.
*The Question: the fundamental question with which every production starts.