Categories
Costume and Set Design

Turist (Force Majeure)

Cannes 2014, Un Certain Regard:
the Jury Prize goes to Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.

I am the Costume Designer for this feature film. With a lot of credits to Hege Riksfjord Hådell and Sara Pertmann for for helping make the costumes fantastic!!!

“Force Majeure” (“Turist”) highlights behavior that people have seen in others — mostly in conflict areas — think they’ll never resort to, and then have to admit that they have that side to their character.”
It turns on a happy Swedish family — father, mother, two kids — holidaying in the French Alps. An avalanche sparks a spontaneous act of cowardice from the father, who can’t understand why he reacted that way.

See Trailer here

Review: The Telegraph

Review: Variety

Review: NY Times

Force Majeure on IMDb

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Milagres – Jeweled Cave

Milagres – Jeweled Cave

I made the Costumes, Make-Up and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: Milagres

See video here.

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Knuffen

Knuffen (The Shove) had it’s premiere during Göteborg International Film Festival 2014.

I have made the Costume Design, Set Design and Mask for this short film.

Director: My Sandström
Photo: Mårten Nilsson
Sound: Anders Kwarnmark
Set Design, Costume Desig and Make-Up: Pia Aleborg
Actors: Magnus Sundberg, Hanna Ullerstam, Annafrida Bengtsson, Marcus Carlsson, Jarle Hammer and Giorgio Dughieri
Producer: Camilla Malmberg (Filmbruk AB).

Photo: Ellika Hendriksson

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Allegorie des Glücks

Thursday 30. January, 20.00 h
Allegorie des Glücks
at Theater Neumarkt, Zürich

A Black Metal exercitation about family
By Markus Öhrn
A co-production with Nya Rampen

Happiness has become the Holy Grail of our society. It’s the gratuity for success, the answer to all of life’s problems, like the default ending of fairytales: “… and they lived happily ever after.” An ubiquitous image of happiness is fed to us as being within reach. It appears to be right there, all we need to do is seize it. We have no other option but to aspire to it. We are fully aware that our longing is commodified, commercialized, utilized, and still, we don’t seem to have a choice. To justify our existence, we are damned to pursue success. Success is redemptive, failure is hell.

Markus Öhrn’s work explores the compulsive character of our constant feeling of not having done enough to pursue our own happiness. He creates a performance that focuses on the repetitive, idle moments in the everyday life of a typical European family, which today, as before, is still considered the nucleus of our society. The mundane, repetitive patterns and rituals that conceal inherent chasms become the stuff of an artistic research that scratches at the shiny surface of our accepted models, and bores through to the gloominess that lies beneath. A key element of the play is the operatic Black-Metal performed live by a guitarist and analogue synthesizers, which sets the play’s atmosphere.

Director/Concept/Video: Markus Öhrn
Music: Janne Lounatvuori
Space design: Dominic Huber
Costume design: Pia Aleborg
Costume assistant: Sabina Winkler
Dramaturgy: Ralf Fiedler, Fadrina Arpagaus

WITH:

Janne Lounatvuori, Jakob Öhrman, Linus Öhrn, Markus Öhrn, Janet Rothe, Rasmus Slätis

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Lifestyle

LIFESTYLE

Premiere, Göteborg International Film Festival, 25th of January.

I did the costume design and make up for LIFESTYLE.

Director: Henrik Andersson
Cinematography: Gustav Danielsson
Set design: Katarina Elvén
Costume design: Pia Aleborg
Make up: Pia Aleborg
Speciel effects mask: instructions by Gunnar Lundgren
Sound: Gustav Berger

With: Rafael Pettersson, Saskia Husberg, Emilie Lindberg and Rasmus Lindgren

Photos: Henrik Andersson, Optical Recordings 2014

Optical Recordings.
Lifestyle, Göteborg International Film Festival.

Categories
Costume and Set Design

The Amplifetes – You Want It

The Amplifetes – You Want It

I made the Costumes, Make-Up and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: The Amplifetes

See video here.

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Junip – Your Life Your Call

Junip – Your Life Your Call

I made the Costumes, Make-Up and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: Junip

See video here.

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Junip – Line of Fire

Junip – Line of Fire

I made the Costumes, Make-Up and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: Junip

See video here.

Categories
Costume and Set Design

The Amplifetes – You, Me…

The Amplifetes – You/Me/Evolution

I made the Costumes and Set Design for this video.

Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson

Music: The Amplifetes

Special Thaks to:

Magnus Samuelsson who designed and made the lovely pink dress for the main charachter.

Sirpa Samuelsson and her coworkers at Formbar for the super nice hair styling.

and finally Moa Malm for the make-up.

Categories
Costume and Set Design

Étant Donnés

Étant Donnés

PREMIER at Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris.
the 27th of November 2012.

I made the Costumes and Setting for the performance “Étant donnés”.

The director Markus Öhrn subjects “Étant donnés” to a radically new interpretation. Jan Fabre wrote the solo piece, based on an artwork by Marcel Duchamp, for his actress and muse Els Deceukelier. In his staging, which came about by invitation of the author, Öhrn thematizes the instrumentalization of the nude female body on stage. He puts the protagonist in the kind of “casting couch” situation that is prevalent in the porno industry.

www.theatre2gennevilliers.com

Categories
Costume and Set Design News

We Love Africa…

PREMIER at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin.
The 5th of October at 20:00.

“Daddy” is caught in a crisis. The family has managed to escape the horrors of Joseph Fritzl’s cellar, now daily routine dominates life. The division of social roles has been weakened by middle-class, westernized ways of life: daddy still might be head of the family, the provider and protector of women and children, but he has been ‘castrated’ by society’s lack of recognition for his role as patriarch and feels restricted in the implementation of the family project.

We love Africa and Africa loves us takes up where Conte d’Amour left off. While Conte d’Amour described the story of a vertical “stepping down” in the cellar of romantic love, in this new production by Markus Öhrn [Niskanpää/Berlin], Institutet [Malmö/Berlin] and Nya Rampen [Helsinki/Berlin], the family has managed to make it to the ground floor. From here – a kind of ground zero of modern democracy – its members try to find external justification for their internal psychology. Western images of Africa as an unknown, wild, authentic place in need of aid conveniently lend it the ‘otherness’ the white family needs to redefine and inspire its conventions.

We love Africa and Africa loves us projects ideals of white nuclear families onto the dynamics involved in humanitarian aid for the so-called Third World. This drama about the relationship between helpers and the helped turns post-colonial and racist attitudes into hegemonic, patriarchal fantasies of omnipotence. A projection of inner chaos onto a distant continent called Africa – and a journey to the heart of European darkness.

direction / Stage: Markus Öhrn
Script / research: Anders Carlsson
Composition / Music: Andreas Catjar
Costumes/Scenography: Pia Aleborg
Sculptures/Scenography: Oskar Nilsson
Technical manager: Volker M. Schmidt (Ballhaus Ost)
Production: Alexa Graefe (Institutet), Tina Pfurr (Ballhaus Ost)
Artistic coordinator: Pamela Schlewinski
Press: Yven Augustin
Actors: Anders Carlsson (Institutet), Elmer Bäck, Jakob Öhrman and Rasmus Slätis (Nya Rampen).

Foregin Affairs

Ballhaus Ost

Institutet

Nya Rampen

Markus Öhrn

Next shows:

18th, 19th, 20th of October at Inkonst, Malmö

9th, 10th, 11th of November at Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki

13th, 15th, 16th of December at Garage X, Vienna

Categories
Costume and Set Design

PLAY

Play is an astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008.The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the ‘little brother number’ or ‘brother trick’, involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.

Go here for a short clip of Play.

Venue: Cannes Film Festival (Directors’ Fortnight)
Sales: Coproduction Office
Production: Plattform, Coproduction Office, Parisienne de Production
Cast: Anas Abdirahman, Sebastian Blyckert, Yannick Diakite, Sebastian Hegmar, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Nana Manu, John Ortiz, Kevin Vaz
Director-screenwriter: Ruben Ostlund
Producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
Director of photography: Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Production designer: Pia Aleborg
Editors: Ruben Ostlund, Jacob Schulsinger
Music: Saunder Jurriaans, Daniel Bensi
Running time: 125 minutes