Øystein Johansen (1982) grew up in the small, fairy-tale village of Heidal in Norway. A quiet place with lots of nature and old houses with grass that grows on the roofs. As a result of growing up in such a village, Johansen experienced a large degree of isolation. The thread in his work is therefore a fascination for isolation and human instinct. By avoiding unclear movements and impulsive reactions, Johansen uses specific limitations and frames for the impulsive movement of his performer.
“His work is not commonplace. It is intelligent and comical, but of the absurd and terrifying kind” - Top Naeff jury