Conte d’Amour - Institutet/Nya Rampen/Markus Öhrn
Conte d’Amour is a theatrical investigation into the ideology of romantic love, aimed at connecting the everyday habits of family life to its obscene double. Using the grotesque case of Joseph Fritzl as an expression of the repressed dark side of romantic love, Conte d’Amour underlines a phenomena that is close to the Freudian experience of the “Unheimlich” - something both familiar yet horrifying.
Institutet, grounded in 2000 and based in Malmö and Berlin makes international collaborations. The next premiere will be Woman at Ballhaus Ost the 6th of October 2011.
Nya Rampen is a Helsinki/Berlin based company, lead by its founders Jakob Öhrman, Rasmus Slätis and Elmer Bäck together with producer Elin Westerlund. Their next performance will premiere in November 2011 at Nordwind festival.
Markus Öhrn is a Swedish installation and video artist based in Berlin. He has previously worked with Institutet and Nya Rampen in Ladainha (2006) and Best of Dallas (2007).
Text: Anders Carlsson
Directing: Markus Öhrn
Composition: Andreas Catjar
Costumes: Pia Aleborg
Lights and technics: Daniel Goody
Actors: Rasmus Slätis, Elmer Bäck, Jakob Öhrman and Anders Carlsson
Production: Alexandra Hill and Elin Westerlund
In cooperation with: IETM Stockholm 2011, Kulturhuset i Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and Nordic Culture Point.
Language: English and German