Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyber have worked with various hybrid forms in the performing- and visual arts since 1983. They have a background in performance and site-specific art, and have created over 80 productions, a selection of which you can access on this site under ’Portfolio’.
Pointe shoe ballet for the Royal Opera ballet together with death-metal group Entombed (Unreal Estate 2002), films as well as radio theatre projects, daily urban rituals with thousands of participants throughout Sweden as well as English children pickled in the gelatin in London churches, installations with spitting mannequins at the exclusive NK department store in Stockholm as well as audio voyages on sightseeingboats and light houses on the river Thames, the Stockholm harbor and the Karlskrona archipelago in addition to major exhibitions at the newly opened Swedish Museum of Performing Arts.
Opera productions at NorrlandsOperan (Wozzeck, 2011; Mahagonny 2016), Folkoperan (Orpheus in the Underworld, 2004) and Gesamtkunstwerk at Göteborgsoperan (Mozart’s Requiem, 2008). Theater-oriented work at among many others Orionteatern (Haunted Dancehall & Unknown Pleasures 2006-2009) and The Royal Dramatic Theater (Five famous musicians dead in a serial crash, 2012).
Their latest non commissioned work dealt with the commercialization of the arts in connection to the feeling of guilt evoked by street beggars, a fictitious documentary film dealing with vengeance from women’s point of view.
The latest larger commissioned projects have been directing, stage- and costume designing the opera “Mahagonny” by Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill at Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden and the interactive audio installation “…and it’s gone” at The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Stockholm, which won the prize of Best Museum Exhibition of 2017.
They are both PhD candidates at The Stockholm University of The Arts.