“Hard and fragile like diamond. A guided tour through torture”

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The title “Hard and fragile like a diamond” referes to the physical and psychological capacity of humans. The first source of inspiration for this play was based upon Amnesty International’s rapport “Take a step to stamp out torture”. Recent reports speaks of torture and ill-treatment from more than 150 countries. The victims include the disadvantaged, dissidents, criminal suspects, and political prisoners. Others are people targeted because of their identity or belief and includes women and children. How does this reality reach us in our homes, on our couches? Is the truth given to us through media…? Do we want it?

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“Hard and fragile like a diamond” is an intimate physical performance, consisting of a live photographer, musician and an actor. The trio is exploring the audio-visual relations in physical and mental memories.
The performance is a meeting between physical theatre, sound art, photography and various forms of documentation. As much as the theme will be a political statement concerning the wrongness about torture, it will also be a journey to the most intimate parts of human’s privacy and what it means to loose the rights to your thoughts.

The play will premiere the 23rd of October 2015 in Fredrikstad, Norway at St.Croix-huset.

Actor: Paolo Martini (NO/IT)
Director: Rudi Skotheim Jensen (NO)
Photography/Scenography: Stefano Lanzardo (IT)
Music: Tim Hodgkinson (UK)
Video: Jan Hajdelak Husták (CZ)

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