An Enemy of the People in Oslo

by Rimini Protokoll



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Name: Hanne Biti
Age: 46
District: Bjerke
Nationality: Norwegian-Sami
My son just moved out to join the army so I live on my own in a two-room flat with a view to lots of trees.

I am a psychologist and I knew from I was 12 years old that I wanted to become a one. Now I work at SANKS.

I belong to the tolerant, the ones who see things from two sides, the samii, the ones who collect stones, the cat lovers, the argumentative, the ones who cook food from scratch, the ones who see nature as a natural cycle and that we all are a part of it, the ones who see that we don’t have the same preconditions, the single mothers, the ones with higher education and who realizes that this gives freedom, the ones who practice to avoid conflicts and the ones who are occupied with how power is being executed, but I do not belong to the ones who support the state of Israel, the conflict avoiders or the ones who think we have achieved equality for women in Norway.

I am born in Oslo and my mother was Norwegian and my father Sami. I grew up in an apartment building in Grünerløkka where only Sami-people lived, so I identify strongly with this culture. I moved to Karasjok and lived there until I was 17 years old. I moved to Trondheim to study psychology, and then I moved back down to Oslo. I have a strong relationship with the nature, but the nature in Oslo is really not the same as the one up north. 

I view An Enemy of the People as a critique of the people in power. I am not sure if the view "the strongest man in the world is the one standing alone" is something that goes for us everyday people. But I guess the people in power-positions that need to take decisions on behalf of themselves and others often find themselves standing alone.

For me it has been a turningpoint to grow older and realize that I cannot help all the people I want to help.

For the performance I most likely am taking a taxi – I love driving taxis.