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What is Life 1-5?

“Living is like going up a mountain: every time you go a little higher up, the view looks completely different.”
– Doris Lessing

The psychoanalyst Erik Erikson is known for his theory that divides the human life cycle into distinct periods of personality development, also frequently referred to as the “eight life stages”.

Erikson’s central thesis is that the progression from one life stage to another constitutes a challenge to one’s sense of perspective and predictability. You can lose the feeling of being in control of your life, and when this happens – if you feel that your earlier beliefs no longer apply – you experience it as painful.

If, moreover, these fateful changes occur as a consequence of events you have not personally chosen, your sense of failure is further reinforced. The result is crisis and a feeling akin to homelessness.

LIFE #1–5 explores how different forms of homelessness affect and change our everyday lives. The series of productions takes the life cycle as a frame, and during 2020 – 2023, the following performances will be developed: GO (Life #5), BROTHER (Life #4) and NAUSEA (Life #3). In 2024, the pentalogy will be performed as a whole.

Other upcoming shows

  • March 2025

    22nd of July

    A walk from Utøya to the Government Quarter. Everyone is welcome to take part – children, teenagers, and adults. Setting out from Utøya, the walk will pass through Krokskogen and Nordmarka, and end in the Government Quarter in central Oslo.
  • 2025

    On Fire

    The massive destruction of our natural environment is a fact. In the audiovisual performance ON FIRE, we explore what we are in the process of losing – and why it’s happening.