• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 8.–17. March 2018
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Eirik Fauske (NO)
  • Live – Sorgarbeid
  • Monday 12, 19:00–20:15
  • Tuesday 13, 21:00–22:15

“A beautiful and meditative performance.”
– Klassekampen

Live – Sorgarbeid is a serene performance, attempting to fill the void that occurs after losing someone. As Eirik Fauske attempts to process his grief through writing, his words are projected live in front of us. Every letter and every word typed, or deleted, has a potential. The text does not flow in a linear direction; rather, it is searching for something, hesitating, ever-changing. We can project something or imagine something, but there is a sacred threshold that we, the living, cannot cross. Dream visions and poetry, such as The Dream Poem, a medieval Norwegian ballad, have inspired the work, as well as computer games, such as Minecraft. Each generate different worlds that one must traverse on an imaginary journey. Through words, images and music we learn of a personal longing for the one that is no longer there. What is left is an empty self, searching for meaning.

  • In Norwegian
  • English translation is available on request

Director and playwright Eirik Fauske presented Lindås at Black Box teater in 2012, a piece in which Fauske’s personal history became the starting point for telling stories of family and society. Personal experience is also at the heart of Live – Sorgarbeid, which premiered at Black Box teater in November 2016.

  • Concept and text: Eirik Fauske
  • Set design and props: Signe Becker and Kjersti Alm Eriksen
  • Music composed and performed by: Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due
  • Lights: Tilo Hahn
  • Dramaturg: Marit Grimstad Eggen
  • Set construction: Anders Hamre and Atle Martin
  • On stage: Eirik Fauske, Kjersti Alm Eriksen, Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due and Fredrik Floen
  • Thanks to the staff at Oslo National Academy of Arts
  • Funded by: Kulturrådet
  • Co-producer: Black Box teater (Oslo)
  • Support text development: Dramatikkens hus, Kulturrådet.