03:08:38 States of Emergency
Short & sweet
03:08:38 States of Emergency is a reconstruction of the afternoon of July 22, 2011. Minute by minute we see what happened during the terrorist attack in Oslo and on Utøya, while listening to authentic radio broadcasts and audio recordings from the day the terrorist attack took place.
It took 3 hours, 8 minutes, and 38 seconds for a young man to blow up a Norwegian government building and then kill 69 young social democrats at a summer camp.
Now history is being recreated in terrifying real time. Artists, filmmakers, and musicians work on stage, and by using a small cardboard model car, drawings, and an unnerving ticking sound as part of the soundscape, they stimulate the audience's inner imagination.
How did the outside world react to this tragic event? How was it talked about outside of Norway? Not after the tragedy, but in the middle of it, in the middle of the state of emergency, where no one knew anything about the scale, the reasons or the motivation behind it.
Behind 03:08:38 States of Emergency is Transiteatret-Bergen that works with contemporary theater under the artistic direction of Tore Vagn Lid.
In 2020, 03:08:38 States of Emergency won Heddaprisen for Special Artistic Contribution to Tore Vagn Lid and for Best Audiovisual Design, just as it won Osloprisen for Performing Arts of the Year.