Photographer: Kicki Nilsson/ICON photography
by Maria Sveland
SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN BY JOHANNA MÅRTENSSON
Örebro länsteater, 2016
Befrielsefonten (The Liberation Front) is a drastic settlement with how men’s sexual violence affects our society. The town of Örebro is shaken by a series of rapes. Anna, a journalist, is to write about the rapes. She experience what fears and limitations means to all women, as well as herself. She is confronted with a group called Women´s Liberation Front, which manifest is to meet violence with violence.
We wanted the production to be aggressive and powerful as well as empowering and optimistic. I used the architecture from a real car tunnel and stylized it to a clean shape, an urban environment most women are afraid of passing at night. A billboard above showed films and adverts showing the commercialization and sexualization of women.