The award winning performance “03:08:38 - States of Emergency” to kick-off TIFF 2022

Tore Vagn Lid and Transiteatret-Bergen will guest TIFF and Hålogaland Teater with their award winning performance “03:08:38 - States of Emergency” January 15th & 16th. The performance in Tromsø is an experiment in the borderland between film and performing arts, broadcasted live to listening posts in Moscow, New York and Bagdad.

Publisert 16.12.2021 — Hanna Hjelmeland

03:08:38 - States of Emergency is an experiment in the borderland between film and performing arts. Photo: Transiteatret

Tromsø International Film Festival together with Hålogaland Teater presents 03:08:38 - STATES OF EMERGENCY by Tore Vagn Lid and Transiteatret-Bergen. With two performances on the 15th and 16th of January the award winning performance will kick-off the 32nd annual film festival. 

"This is the only performance we need about 22nd of July" (NRK)

3 hours, 8 minutes and 38 seconds was the time it took a young man to blow up a Norwegian government building and then execute people at a social democratic summer camp for youth, killing 77 people in total. How did the world react? What was said outside of Norway? How did different socities, different people react in the midst of this state of emergency? When no one knew the full extent, cause or motivation, and speculations were all over the place. What does a state of emergency like this reveal about the political reflex in our society, about ourselves as politically acting individuals - both then and now? 

The award winning director Tore Vagn Lid and Transiteatret-Bergen will bring an all-star team of performers to Tromsø with their performance 03:08:38 STATES OF EMERGENCY - an experiment in the borderland between film and performing arts.

03:08:38 - STATES OF EMERGENCY is sort of a film being made, and broadcasted live at the same time. It is a reconstruction of the afternoon on July 22nd 2011, presented in real time and based upon actual radio broadcasts, and audio recordings from that day. Second by second, a team of visual artists, filmmakers and musicians work with our understanding of that shattering afternoon.  

"I did not think that a minute by minute theatre performance about the terrorist attack on July 22nd 2011, would come to be one of the most meaningful performances I've seen in a theatre" (NRK) 

03:08:38 - STATES OF EMERGENCY was awarded two "Hedda awards" and received the "Oslo Prize" for performance art of the year 2020.

The performance in Tromsø is an experiment in the borderland between film and performing arts, broadcasted live from Hålogaland teater and TIFF to "listening posts" with a live audience in Moscow, New York and Bagdad.

In Bagdad/Khanaqin at Rwband Theatre

In New York, Brooklyn at Syndicated

In Moskva at DK Rassvet

Tickets to "03:08:38 - States of Emergency at Hålogaland Teater in Tromsø"

Teaser with English subtitles

Teaser with Arabic subtitles

Teaser with Kurdish subtitles


Contributors:

Director and audiovisual concept : Tore Vagn Lid

Scenography: Øystein Nesheim & Tore Vagn Lid

Live drawing: Øystein Nesheim, Arvid Pettersen,

Production team: Anders Elsrud Hultgreen (camera), Tor Christian F. Bleikli (lighting) og Øystein Nesheim (live drawing)

Composition/Musical arrangement: Tore Vagn Lid / Terje Isungset

Technician: Mathias Grønsdahl

Sound design: Tore Vagn Lid / Morten Skage / Mathias Grønsdahl-

Musicians: Terje Isungset (pecussion), Per Jørgensen (trumpet/vocals), Morten Skage (bass), Tore Vagn Lid (guitar)

Vocals: Hilde Annine Hasselberg, Hanne Korsbrekke Askeland, Regine Cornelia Forthun, Idar Aaserud Løvlid and Erlend Leinan Lund together with vocalists from Vokal Nord

Producers: Tor Christian F Bleikli, Produsent (New York) Sigrid Aakvik and Pahn

Producer (Iraq): Rezan Saleh

Produced by Transiteatret-Bergen in collaboration with Institute of media studies at W. Goethe Universitet, (Frankfurt a.M.), Det Vestnorske Teatret and Vega Scene.

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