Lifeblood (Hjerteblod) is a performance inspired by Munch’s art and lyrics, created by some of Norway’s leading artists.
The unique performance gives a new sharp look at Munch`s art and life through his own words. Actor Henrik Rafaelsen initiates the performance`s 15 tableaus with Munchs diary from life. The performance will be extended with newly composed music by Lars Lillo- Stenberg, Ellen Bødtker and Ole Henrik Moe based on Munch`s own descriptions of his paintings.
Lifeblood is a fascinating performance, which conveys Munch’s artistic force and content in a novel way. The performance has toured all the places in Norway where Edvard Munch is related to, such as his Atelier at Ekely, Munchs summer house in Hvitsten and Kragerø south in Norway, and at the Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen museums in Oslo. Lifebloods world premiere was in New York City and at the Museum of Western art in Tokyo and Naruko, Japan.
Artistic Director: Ellen Bødtker.
Contributors: Lars Lillo-Stenberg, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ella Fiskum, Ole Henrik Moe and Ellen Bødtker.
Photos by: Miriel Brinkhof