Freya Sif Hestnes
Mit Arbejde (2020)
Mitt Arbete
Scenography and costume design

Husets Teater (DK) and Folkteatern (SE)

Near the end, when a large wooden crucifix with a placenta in the center is brought onto the stage, it is only a matter of capitulating. As usual, art is above all morality. GÖTEBORGS-POSTEN

Freya Sif Hestnes’ stage is a symbolic picture party and a carefully selected installation of objects from various times that would deserve its very own text  DAGENS NYHETER

An intense drama, diluted by well-timed humour and condensed by a meaty scenography AFTONBLADET
★★★★★ ISCENE
Based on ‘Mit Arbejde’ by Olga Ravn
Directed by: Liv Helm, Scenography assistant: Astrid Sønderskov Andersen (Norwegian Theatre Academy), Dramaturge: Sanna Albjørk (DK), Text adaptation: Sanna Albjørk and Liv Helm, Performed by Christine Sønderris, Marie-Lydie Melono Nokouda (DK) and Nina Haber, Anna Lundström (SE)
Sound design and komposer: Nanna Karina Schleimann, Light design: Christian Vest Berntsen, Video trailer: Lina Ikse

Husets Teater (DK) - photos by Zuhal Kocan, Freya Sif Hestnes:

Folkteatern (SE) - Photos by Freya Sif Hestnes:

Photo by Lina Ikse:

Brøgger (2019)
Scenography and costume design

Revolver, Republique / Østerbro Teater

Reumert (danish theatre award) for best musical theatre performance, 2020

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ POLITIKEN
★★★★★ ISCENE
★★★★★ XQ28
Performed by: Jeanett Albeck, Directed by: Liv Helm, Text: Suzanne Brøgger, Music: Jeanett Albeck, Text adaptation: Sanna Albjørk, Liv Helm, Jeanett Albeck, Dramaturge: Sanna Albjørk, Scenography and costume design: Freya Sif Hestnes, Scenography assistant: Astrid Lindgreen, Light design: Christoffer Gulløv, Sound design: Anders Munch Amdisen, Stage Manager: Mia-Luise Heide, Costumes: Anna Gammelgaard, Production manager: Markus Schulin-Zeuthen, Stage build: Rasmus Rahbeck, Props: Pernille Kabell. Photos: Sara Galbiati and Freya Sif Hestnes
Teaser: Sara Galbiati og Jonas Skovbjerg Fogh

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Signal Error (2020)
Video, 05:28 min loop (video link upon request)

From Spare Parts, solo exhibition
Galleri Image

Sound design: Liis Ring
Exhibition text: Andy Allen-Olivar
Installation photos: Gert Skærlund

Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Århus Kulturudviklingspulje

Installation view:
Signal Error / Signalfejl

System Error / Systemfejl, photograph, 80x53,3 cm, dibond mount, white frame

System Error / Systemfejl, installation view

Interview on the exhibition:

Interiors (2020)

From Spare Parts, solo exhibition
Galleri Image

Video link upon request

Duet, video, 04:03 min loop (still)

Sound editing: Liis Ring
Exhibition text: Andy Allen-Olivar
Installation photos: Gert Skærlund
Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Århus Kulturudviklingspulje

Underneath the Current, video, 03:51 min loop (still)

Breakup Album, video, 02:44 min loop (still)

Installation view:

Interview on the exhibition:

A Moment of Silence (2019)
Text, concept, directing

Hestnes / Popović 
Rosendal Teater (NO)

In A Moment of Silence, Hestnes / Popović investigates the notion of belonging to a specific time, place and group. By playing with the concept of collective nostalgia and what details of history that are left untouched, they question how we define ourselves and how we pass this narrative on.

‘A Moment of Silence’ is a remarkably charming performance where Hestnes / Popovic with simple, but surprising means tell us something essential about being human. – Amund Grimstad, Klassekampen
Review from Klassekampen (in Norwegian)

The performers’ stories are constantly linked to central events, often wars, and thus strike a nerve in human collective history. -Eline Bjerkan,
Review from (in Norwegian)

Concept and directing: Hestnes / Popović
Text: Hestnes / Popović
Musical Director: Lasse Aagaard
Light: Ingrid Skanke Høsøien
Performers: Freya Sif Hestnes, Marina Popović, Maja Skånøy, Helle Adolfsen
Dramaturge: Andrea Skotland, Guro Hustad Stugu
Costume: Jenny Hilmo Teig
Producer: Hestnes / Popović, Andea Skotland
Co-producer: Teaterhuset Avant Garden / Rosendal Teater
Trailer: Jonas Langset Hustad and Andreas Schille
Photos: Hanna Fauske

Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, Danish Arts Council, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Dramatikkens Hus, HAUT Copenhagen