#SomethingIsWrong poster campaign

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.

The campaign #qualcosanonva reflects on the background of violent crimes against women in society and highlights the issue of femicide from an artistic and activist perspective. #qualcosanonva uses and transforms the public space, brings the structural dimension of gender-based violence into public discourse and stimulates debate. The posters are irritating because, unlike advertisements, they cannot be clearly assigned and yet they convey a clear message: sexism, multiple discrimination and violence against women concern us all.

Qualcosanonva (translated as Something is wrong) - was developed by Lungomare in collaboration with Kunst Meran Merano Arte and Summer School Südtirol, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, the Municipality of Bolzano, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio and the Municipality of Bressanone. 

 

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Markus Öhrn

Domestic Violence

performance

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

performance

Fri 11.03 - Sat 12.03.22

A rudimentary living room with IKEA furniture turns out to be a hotbed of terrible pain and suffering. 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, Markus Öhrn dissects the banality and brutality of domestic violence.

Art & Violence/Dangerous Liaisons

Axel Pleeck

workshop

Axel Pleeck
Axel Pleeck

workshop

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.

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 

conversation

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.