There is a Noise


By Hestnes/Popović

Where: Corpus / B-salen, The Royal Danish Theatre
When: Saturday, January 20, at 7PM and 9PM. Sunday, January 21, at 3.30PM
Duration: 50 min.
Language: English
Price: 50-80 kr. Buy your ticket here.
Age: 13 and up

From the diary of a 16 year-old in 1945, to a child’s escape from war in Sarajevo, to Scandinavia today. THERE IS A NOISE brings to surface the research of how a personal story can find its place in public and the necessity of investigating the personal in our common history. The audience is invited to sit around a table while stories unfold around them in the midst of frying waffle ooze. THERE IS A NOISE is an invitation to a memory, an exploration of the landscape between what we know to be true, what we’ve heard and what we can barely remember. With THERE IS NOISE we are offered an opportunity to immerse in the memory of fleeing war as a child. The piece investigates the blurry line between facts, memories and emotions from this experience and raises questions of how to retell such a complexity. Rather than offering a clear narrative or a story to which we can attach our already existing presumptions about war and refuge, the piece recreates the confusion and unease of carrying such a story with you as a young person and the difficulty of sharing it.

About Hestnes/Popović
Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popovic met while studying at the Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. Through a common interest in memory, photography and personal documents, they research how certain life events manifest themselves in objects as carriers of memory. THERE IS A NOISE was their first artistic collaboration and posed the questions of how to share a memory that strongly diverge from the collective memory of the society one is a part of. Sounddesigner and musician Marianna Sangita Røe, was invited to compose a specific sound scape with the aim of a tactile, rather than a sonic experience for the audience and as a physical demand in the space.

Idea/Direction: Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popović
Performers: Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popović
Sound design: Marianna Sangita Røe
Supported by: Norwegian Theater Academy /Høgskolen i Østfold and Fritt Ord

Experience THERE IS A NOISE because…

… through sensuos storytelling you will examine your view of history.

Artist statement:

““There is a Noise poses questions of how to approach a memory that strongly diverge from one’s cultural surroundings. By sharing our personal stories we create a possibility to individually relate to the larger conflicts and circumstances in our society. We are offered to shift the perspective for a moment. Consequently, Hestnes/Popović questions the concept of memory itself, both on a personal and social level: how we write, not only our own, but also our collective history.”