Milagres – Jeweled Cave
I made the Costumes, Make-Up and Set Design for this video.
Director: Mikel Cee Karlsson
See video here.
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
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
Janne Lounatvuori, Jakob Öhrman, Linus Öhrn, Markus Öhrn, Janet Rothe, Rasmus Slätis
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
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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
We Love Africa and Africa Loves Us – Demo # 1
Institutet, Nya Rampen and Markus Öhrn has been invited to 100° Berlin 2011, to show a first demo of their coming performance We Love Africa and Africa Loves Us.
On the imagery of Africa and Africans in the drama of the helper and the helped. Humanitarian aid workers, just like the explorers of colonialist times, sacrifice their safe and comfortable family life for the adventure and for the cause – to bring light where darkness r…eigns. The Dark Continent must be penetrated, enlightened and saved!
On 100°, the artistic team behind Conte d’Amour presents the first demo of their new project. We Love Africa and Africa Loves Us will have a premiere at Ballhaus Ost in 2012.
Go here to see the post of the premier of We Love Africa – and Africa Loves Us at Ballhaus Ost (Berlin), 5th October 2012.
Direction, Set Design, Video: Markus Öhrn
On stage: Elmer Bäck, Anders Carlsson, Rasmus Slätis, Jakob Öhrman
Text: Anders Carlsson
Music: Andreas Catjar
Costume and Props: Pia Aleborg
Light: Daniel Goody
Set Design: Oskar Nilsson
Producers: Alexandra Hill, Elin Westerlund