In Breivik’s Statement, the Norwegian ultra-right terrorist and mass murderer Anders Breivik is allowed to speak. In this controversial performance, Milo Rau has staged the plea made by Breivik on 17 April 2012 in the court of Oslo.
In this plea, Breivik, who killed 77 people, explains his crime and pictures his theories about Europe’s decline due to immigration and multiculturalism. His explanations were deemed unsuitable for public broadcasting and have never been shown on television. The alienating character and the implications of the meaning of this documented text inspired Rau to present this as a whole to the audience. He challenges you to combat the narrow-mindedness and contradictions in Breivik’s argumentation. Rau has cast the actress Sacha Ö. Soydan in the role of Anders Breivik.
The performance ends with a debate, during which Milo Rau and Sacha Ö. Soydan will discuss about the form and ideology of the performance.
In cooperation with his International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM), Swiss director Milo Rau creates films and theatre plays in which art, history and politics are interwoven. CAMPO and arts centre Vooruit have joined forces to introduce you to Rau’s politically charged oeuvre through two performances, Breivik’s Statement and The Civil Wars, and two films, The Last Days of The Ceausescus and The Moscow Trials. In the meantime, Milo Rau is working hard on a new CAMPO production set to premiere in May 2016. For the first time, he works with a cast completely made up of children in front of an adult audience.