Faldbakken, Matias

Matias Faldbakken, born 1973, is considered to be one of the most important writers and artists in Scandinavia. He represented his native country Norway at the Venice Biennale in 2005. He  made his literary debut in 2001, with the much praised and award-winning The Cocka Hola Company - Scandinavian Misanthropy I. Two years later, it was followed by the equally critically acclaimed and fervidly debated Macht und Rebel - Scandinavian Misanthropy II. In Spring 2008, Matias Faldbakken brought the trilogy to a close with Unfun - Scandinavian Misanthropy III, thereby completing one of the most exciting and original literary projects in contemporary Scandinavian fiction. The trilogy was dramatised and has seen production at the Muenchner Kammerspiele, Volksbuehne Berlin and Staatstheater Stuttgart.

In 2006, Faldbakken published Kaldt produkt (“Cold Product”). It is a contemporary update of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen and was performed at the Staatstheater Stuttgart in 2008.

»Reading Faldbakken can be a good way of making order in your own processes of creating meaning.«

»UNFUN  is the strong finale of a trilogy that it will take a long time to fully grasp the complexity of.«

»A real author. With massive talent and genuine originality.«
(Verdens Gang)


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