Vår – thoughts on the digital premiere

Vår – thoughts on the digital premiere

On 6 July we finally premiered the UK and digital version of the storytelling performance called Vår. It is sad to think that the performance or the process so far has received its final “form”. A phase of creative exploration is over, and the next phase is to get...
Violence

Violence

Folk tales and legends can be violent. Is it because they were written down at a time when this was part of everyday life? Take, for example, the Norwegian folk tale The Blue Ribbon, which can be found in the collection of Asbjørnsen and Moe. There it is violence...
Mimesis in Crisis

Mimesis in Crisis

Mimesis in crisis is a project that was supported by the Federation for European storytelling and the municipality of Oslo. The project consisted of digitizing audio narratives for the medium Podcast, as well as a survey for anonymous listeners. The idea was based,...
Nor did he turn 34

Nor did he turn 34

Today he would have celebrated his 34th day. He died. I have thought that I never really said goodbye, because until the very last it seemed as if it never happened. I sat there by the bed watching him die. But I could never believe it. I can’t believe it now....