B&K 4 ever examines the human instinct and its desire for cruelty. It is based on the true story of the two serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka from Toronto, Canada. From the outside Paul and Karla seemed like the perfect couple, but three months after they met, they began a series of brutal sexual assaults, which they captured on videotape. Later on those tapes would play an important role in their prosecution, but to this day Bernardo insists he never killed anyone.
In this performance, Øystein Johansen explores the power games that occur between the people involved in these gruesome acts: Paul, Karla and their victims. How can someone gain control over someone else’s actions and what happens when the search for power becomes overwhelming?
The script is loosely based on Shakespeare ́s Venus and Adonis.