Simultaneously, we meet the policeman Eric Johnsen who, with his civilly dressed agency, tries to dismantle the gang. GHETTO JUSTICE explores the causes of crime, the complexity of power, and the lives of outsiders. The performance expresses itself as theater, club, ritual, concert, film and dance. On a psychological level, the work revolves around our concepts of masculine structures in society, and how they stifle individual freedom. The narrative moves from the street, through youths clubs, gyms, police stations and finally, prison. Contemporary art is used to devise new laws and rituals that define our transgressions of religion, sexuality, crime and justice. This creates an experience that reflects an individual state of emergency, where distinctions between good/evil or black/white are abolished. GHETTO JUSTICE invites visual artists, musicians and writers to design this story.
GHETTO JUSTICE is about the motorcycle gang GT7000 who decide to kill their leader Kingpin Fagin.
Karen Nikgol has created GHETTO JUSTICE in collaboration with dramaturge Gry Ulfeng. Nikgol has presented his works both nationally and internationally, as a painter, performance artist and director. He previously premiered the works, The Silent Song of the Sphinx (2012) and Satyricon (2016) and curated one edition of Pluss Pluss at Black Box teater.
Regissør / director: Karen Nikgol. Manus / script: Karen Nikgol, Gry Ulfeng. Video: Karen Nikgol, Eirik Sæther, Magne Strand Lyngvær, Tarik Hindic. Lyddesigner, komponist / light design, composer: Torgny Amdam. Lys / light: Tobias Leira. Scenograf / scenographer: Erik Tidemann. Sveiser / welder: Pål Espen Bentdal. Lyd designer / sound design: Emil Høgset. Tekster / texts: Sebastian Tjoerstad, Tommy Olsson, Jon Refsdal Moe, Jonas Grieg, Chris Heywood. Utdrag fra tekster av / Excerpts from texts by: Jean Genet, Nicky Cruz, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Bertold Brecht, Eirik Jensen, Johnny Brenna. Medvirkende / with: Eirik Sæther, Veronica Bruce, Magne Strand Lyngvær, Jonas Grieg, Sebastian Tjoerstad, Kristoffer Sandven, Gabriella Forzelius, Chris Heywood, Ronny Hammerstad Jensen, Martin Solberg, Fredrik Fogg. Produsent, dramaturg / producer, dramaturge: Gry Ulfeng. Co-produksjon / Co-production: Black Box teater (Oslo). Støttet av / support by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Lyd, Bilde, Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond.