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Publication 5 – launched in August 2020

Dear reader

To strengthen our collective intelligence, we depend on hearing different voices and on opening up to different perspectives. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to present a wide selection of voices in Black Box teater Publication 5. And in this edition, we have even collected two books in one!

The first part of the book offers texts and illustrations by authors, performing artists and visual artists reflecting on themes in our artistic program or their own work. The common thread through the four contributions is that they are all about which bodies are in space, about presence and isolation, and about the relationship between man and nature.

The second part is dedicated to artistic freedom. Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020 was part of FRI KUNST, a network on artistic freedom of expression initiated by Safemuse. In this connection, we interviewed the artists who were part of the festival about what artistic freedom means to them. The result is a total of sixteen interviews that show a broad and multifaceted picture of what artistic freedom can be and how it is challenged. We want to let even more voices speak, and are therefore very pleased to also present an essay by the Iranian-born poet, journalist and human rights activist Asieh Amini.

Have a good read!

Duduzile Mathonsi reading from the Publication #4 during the book launch, which took place during Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020.
In Black Box teater Publication 5, the following are contributing:
  • Marie Bergby Handeland
  • Ronak Moshtaghi, Roza Moshtaghi and Miriam Myrstad
  • Caspar Eric
  • Ivana Müller in conversation with dramaturge Elin Grinaker
  • A great number of artists programmed during Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020

Read Publikasjon 5 as PDF here:


Saul Garcia-Lopez reading from the Publication #4 during the book launch, which took place during Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020.


Free delivery of Publication 5 for readers outside of Oslo

The books are free and are available in the foyer of Black Box teater. For readers living outside of Oslo, we offer free delivery of the publication via mail.

To receive a copy of Publication 5 in the mail, please send an e-mail with your full name and address to anna(a)




Previous publications

In the fall of 2018, we released our first two books in a series we call Black Box teater Publication. The books are collections of commissioned texts that suggests different entry points to contextualise the artistic program of Black Box teater. They encompass diverse voices that, in their own way, offer multiple insights and perspectives on current questions, subject matter, artists and performances presented in our program. Some texts are in English, some in Norwegian.

In conjunction with Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival in March 2019, we released Publication 2 where the texts are linked to the artistic program at the festival. Publication 0 is a collection of texts that were printed in Black Box teaters programs from spring 2017 to spring 2018, while Publication 1 contains texts dealing with the artistic program in the autumn 2018.

Publication 3, released during fall 2019, is a collection of different voices that contribute to the development of language and perspectives presented in both the artistic and topical program of Black Box teater.

During Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2020, we launched our Publication 4. By presenting different voices discussing different topics, we want to open up the possibility to access the art from many angles. In the previous publications we have aimed for multifaceted topics, while this will have a common thread: all texts are providing – in their own ways – new versions and readings of our common history. A rather narrow range of human types began writing the interpretation of world history. Some perspectives have been covered, while most perspectives are yet undescribed. This publication is an attempt to rewrite parts of the story and welcome more voices into the storytelling.

Read Publication 0 here (PDF):

  • Alexandra Balona about Marlene Monteiro Freitas here
  • Karmenlara Ely here
  • Brenda Dixon Gottschild here
  • Hild Borchgrevink here
  • Hildur Kristinsdottir & Eirik Willyson, interviewed by Venke Marie Sortland, here
  • Tormod Carlsen here
  • Melanie Fieldseth here
  • Ana Vujanovic here
  • Mette Edvardsen here
  • Mette Edvardsen & Juan Dominquez here


Read Publication 1 here (PDF):

  • Hild Borchgrevink here
  • Marie Nikazm Bakken & Fredrik Floen, interviewed by Runa Borch Skolseg, here
  • Charlotte Szász here
  • Gisèle Vienne here
  • Deise Faria Nunes here


Read Publication 2 here (PDF):

  • Karin Cerny here
  • Karmenlara Ely here
  • Annie Dorsen here
  • Deise Faria Nunes here
  • Juli Apponen in conversation with Elin Amundsen Grinaker here
  • Anja Sletteland here


Read Publication 3 here (PDF):

  • Camille Louis in conversation with Winter Family here
  • Lisa Lie here
  • Sonya Linfors & Maryan Abdulkarim here
  • Runa Borch Skolseg here
  • Iggy Lond Malmborg here


Read Publication 4 here (PDF)

  • Jonas Eika (Danish text) here
  • Jonas Eika (English text) here
  • Ingvild Langgård, Signe Becker and Alette Schei Rørvik here
  • Duduzile Mathonsi here
  • Trond Reinholdtsen here
  • Saul Garcia-Lopez here