There is a noise

There is a noise

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.


The performance is part of the festival YOUR HOUSE MY HOUSE.

TEXT, CONCEPT & PLAY: Marina Popović, Freya Sif Hestnes
SOUND DESIGN: Marianna Sangita Røe
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fritt Ord, 
 the Norwegian Arts Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs