Kate Pendry, born in London in 1965, has lived in Norway since 1995, and was in downtown Oslo as the bomb went off. She has followed the court case closely and, standing in front of the site of the explosion, she reflects on how her adopted nation has dealt with its trauma, drawing on her experiences of violence in recent British history.
Pendry is a successful performance artist, actress and playwright, often dealing with controversial subjects such as war, murder and pornography. Her work is personal and political, often using dark humour. In 2010 she received The Norwegian Ibsen Award for her play Erasmus Tyrannus Rex. At times she has needed protection due to threats.
This interview is part of the series Recovering from terror, produced by openDemocracy with Marte Christensen in cooperation with Magnus Nome.