A Tragedy; Re-Written (2015-17)
Video duration 11.06m
The video and related performance tells the story of a Romani family working in Oslo by re-writing the Vladimir Mayakovsky play A Tragedy from the 1930’s. In the video fragments of interviews with the family are merged with sound to highlight the emotions tangled within their lived experiences between Norway and Romania.
The work ultimately explores the tragedy of discrimination and its emotional impact. The bodies falling through the screen spell fractured words.
The live performance version of this work uses spoken script and live chello.
Cinematographer: Kjetil C. Astrup
Video performers: Katarina Skår Henriksen, Kachun Lay
Nora Menous-Moland, Eirik Slyngstad
Dedicated to Ivan Vasile, Nicoleta Ivan Brandusa and Marian-Razvan Dinu