I’m back from De fortapte pikers øy/The Island of Lost Girls. As I have mentioned before, this is a big LARP that me an Therese was hosting. The story for the larp is set to the year 1945 and World War II is over. There is finally peace and tolerance in Norway, but at the State’s Detention Camp for Women on Hovedøya in Oslo, the case is quite different. You can read more about De fortapte pikers øy here)
What can I say …. I’ve been working on this project for almost two years and now it’s over. In a way, it is very strange. I’ve often wondered if we were insane when we decided to create this larp. Now I am happy that we dared to do it. The State’s Detention Camp for Women and the treatment of these girls has been a taboo and covered with silence and secrecy for so long that it has become unknown to many. We have learned so much. It has been both painful and difficult, but I regret nothing. This is a dark part of Norwegian history and it deserves attention!
I have to thank all the people who believed in us and made this an unforgettable week. Thanks to all the great players. This would not have been possible without you! Every single one of you brought something special to the larp and I am so grateful.
I feel that I should write something more, something smart. I don’t know…. My head is so full of impressions and feelings. I am very emotional and touched by thinking about it. Now I´m starting to cry so I think I need to get back to you with some more later.. All you players have been so wonderful that I have no words for it.
Here are some pictures I took during the week.