“Resistance to the neatly packaged and over-produced things we are fed everywhere in our society.”
Markus Öhrn is a visual artist working with video, sound installations, and performance. However, the context in which he presents his work is mainly theater. Öhrn made his directorial debut in theater in 2010 with the piece Conte d’Amour, which won first prize at the 2011 Impulse Theater Festival, Germany. Conte d’Amour later became the first part of a trilogy that includes We Love Africa and Africa Loves Us (2012), and Bis zum Tod (2014). These works have been shown at festivals around the world, including Theatertreffen, Berlin; Wiener Festwochen, Vienna; Festival d’Avignon; Festival Transamerique, Montreal; and the roving German festival, Theater Der Welt.