Scene from a Violent Relationship




Why isn’t the man’s distress taken seriously? Why does he still stay?

Photo North – Northern Photography Center, gallery
Sat 16th September at 3 PM
Fri 22nd September at 6 PM
Sat 23rd September at 5 PM
Fri 10th November at 5 PM
Sat 11th November at 5 PM

The dialogue will be presented three (3) times during the evening, with each performance lasting approximately 10-15 minutes.

Anna-Kaisa Kettunen is a theater expression director, musician, and producer originally from Kaustila, who works and lives in Oulu. Her specialty is theater music inspired by folk music. Kettunen works as a festival producer by profession and also as a freelance actor in Oulu theaters, such as Akseli Klonk and Teatteri Saaga.

Juho Ljokkoi is a long-time theater enthusiast who has acted in various plays and theater groups. Most recently, he appeared in Teatteri Sidoksen’s Naakka monologue, which was also part of the national monologue competition finals in Oulu in early 2023.

Kenneth Bamberg’s exhibition “Johan” at Photo North – Northern Photography Center’s gallery explores men’s experiences of violence in relationships. What are the cultural beliefs and structures that prevent men from showing their emotions and vulnerabilities? How seriously do authorities take physically and psychologically abused men? The exhibition is dedicated to Johan, a man whose former partner killed him before the completion of the exhibition.