Performance BREIVIK’S STATEMENT

The actress Sascha Ö. Soydan read the statement of An-ders B. Breivik during his trial in Oslo. Thomas Müller © IIPM

Sun, 04.11.2018

Monnot Theater

Rue de l'Université Saint-Joseph
Ashrafieh

The actress Sascha Ö. Soydan read the statement of An-ders B. Breivik during his trial in Oslo.

By Milo Rau / INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL MURDER

With Sascha Ö. Soydan
Concept and direction Milo Rau
Research Tobias Rentzsch
Scenography Anton Lukas
Video Markus Tomsche
Sound Jens Baudisch
Production Mascha Euchner-Martinez
French Translation La Bâtie –Festival de Genève
 
On April 17, 2012, the terrorist Anders B. Breivik addresses the Oslo district court. The killer of 77 people explains his crimes, professes his affinity with Al Qaida, the Swiss minaret ban, and the National Socialist Underground in Germany. He outlines his theory of Europe’s demise in the face of immigration and multi-culturalism. His statements are banned from television and withheld from the public. Sascha Ö. Soydan speaks in the role of Anders B. Breivik.
 
 “When you see and hear the presentation of a document like this in its entirety, before a staged public, you are suddenly amazed at its complexity, its fullness of meaning, its foreignness. Because what the public has to contend with in Breivik’s Explanation is the constrictive, stringent illogicality of its argumentation – a right-wing nationalist common sense which is, of course, an open secret, one that is voiced again and again.” (Milo Rau)
 
Immediately after the performance, director Milo Rau, publisher and independent social and political activist Lokman Slim and lawyer engaged for social and human rights Nizar Saghieh will discuss Breivik’s Statement.
 
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