Befrielsefronten

by Maria Sveland
SCENOGRAPHY AND COSTUME DESIGN BY JOHANNA MÅRTENSSON

Photographer: Kicki Nilsson/ICON photography

Befrielsefronten

SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN BY JOHANNA MÅRTENSSON

STAGE

Örebro länsteater, 2016

DIRECTOR

Sara Giese

LIGHT

Ronny Andersson

MAKE UP

Giovanni Indelicato

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.

Allt glider fram, berättas med lätt och ledig hand och mycket humor.Men allvaret finns där som en sträv klangbotten, någon vinner på att kvinnor hålls i en ständigt pågående lågintensiv rädsla.
Sveriges Radio

ENGLISH

Everything glides through, told with effortless care and humor. But seriousness is there as a rough clinging board, someone wins on that women are held in an ongoing low-intensity fear.
English
Föreställningen är en färgrik fruktsallad där inslag finns från allt från antikens teater till revy, politisk propagandateater och musikteater à la 60-70 tal. / Brännande tema, vassa skådespelare, kul kostym och en och annan överaskning. /Scenen är tredelad och lutar delvis i 45 grader, vilket gör att man som publik får bra överblick./ Bild, ljud och videosekvenser är en del av pjäsen. Reklambilder av lättklädda kvinnor. Sekvenser från parker och stadsgator i svag belysning.
Kulturdelen

ENGLISH

The show is a colorful fruit salad with elements from everything from ancient theater to the revue, political propaganda theater and musical theater à la the 60ies -70ies. / A burning theme, sharp actors, fun costume and some surprises. / The scene is three-tiered and leans partly at 45 degrees, which means that the audience have a great overview. / Image, audio and video sequences are part of the play. Promotional photos of sexualized women. Sequences from parks and city streets in low light.
English