Presentation

The Radical Flu: A Radio Play

Listen to The Radical Flu: A Radio Play by 12 artists, students and alumni of KHiO, presented at radiOrakel.

Rose Hammer, an artistic persona presently made of 12 artists, students and alumni of KHiO, presents "The Radical Flu: A Radio Play" as part of their series "National Episodes".  National Episodes are performative productions inspired by apparently insignificant, often unknown, and yet pivotal aspects of Norway's past. Rose Hammer, an artistic persona presently made of 12 artists, students and alumni of KHiO, presents "The Radical Flu: A Radio Play" as part of their series "National Episodes". National Episodes are performative productions inspired by apparently insignificant, often unknown, and yet pivotal aspects of Norway's past. 

Rose Hammer started working on this piece in September 2019, after an idea of adapting the 1947 novel The Plague by Camus (and the 1965 opera edition by Roberto Gerhard) to the 1918 epidemic of the Spanish Flu that swept Norway and the world. The recent, traumatic coronavirus pandemic gave a twist to the production, turning it into an urgent, real time play, involving the unpredictable and the real.
As of March 2020, Rose Hammer acknowledged that no theatre presentation in the conventional sense of the word would be possible to be carried out in the autumn, due to the Corona virus crisis and the preventive measures that need to be taken into account. Therefore, Rose Hammer decided to broadcast the performance in the ether and use the format of a radio play for this new episode.

Rose Hammer, are at the moment, in no particular order: Kim Svensson, Emilie Birkeland, Alma Braun, Niels Munk Plum, Emil Andersson, Alessandro Marchi, Stacey de Voe, Nora Joung, Helle Lindskog, Ole-Petter Arneberg, Per-Oskar Leu and Dora García; with the collaboration of Samir Kandil and Jan Mech.

The series has been commissioned by osloBIENNALEN and has received KUF support. 


Listen to The Radical Flu every Thursday from 1-2 pm from 29 October to 17 December 2020, on radiOrakel, the world's oldest feminist radio station.

More info:
http://www.theradicalflu.org
https://soundcloud.com/user-599915388/the-radical-flu-trailer
https://vimeo.com/rosehammer

Instagram: @redrosehammer