Zaterdag 29 maart ging de tweede Crashtest Ibsen in première in regie van Sarah Moeremans en door mij geschreven, bij het Noord Nederlands Toneel in Groningen. Speellijst via link foto.
Zaterdag 2 november speelt de voorstelling KING OEBOE, waarvoor ik de tekstbewerking maakte, tijdens de museumnacht in Amsterdam.
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Op de foto : Steyn de Leeuwe foto : Sanne Peper
From May till September 2013 I have been collaborating with Andcompany&co on Black Bismarck…
A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of colonialism. In 1884/85, Otto von Bismarck invited the leaders of old Europe to the so-called “Berlin-Conference” into his residence (Reichskanzlerpalais) in order to divide Africa among them. They randomly drew lines on a map and created borders which still exist today and are the cause for many political and military conflicts. The date of the conference also marks the beginning of Germany’s thirty-year long period of colonial rule in the region of today’s Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Burundi and Ruanda: land-grab and kidnapping, scavenging of natural resources, forced labour, war and genocide were the consequences.
The Berlin-based “ghostbusters” of andcompany&Co. began to search for colonial ghosts: an area of allotment gardens, several rows of streets, even a whole city district and a well-known supermarket chain are still being haunted today – nearly 100 years after the official end of the German colonial period. An underground station near the “Reichskanzlerpalais” seems to be the entrance to the underworld. Ruler Bismarck, who did not come to peace in Friedrichsruh, stalks around as “the white man”: an undead with an insatiable hunger for brain, who tries to save German literature from the “madness of political correctness”. White man, what now?
Figaro Desire Machine was produced for Operadagen Rotterdam. In this show we sampled arias of Le nozze di Figaro, with popsongs and text samples on concepts of love from Sigmund Freud, Jenny Holzer, Slavoj Zizek, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida a.o. Commenting on traditional love relationships and 200 years of relational concepts we propose new concepts of togetherness, thus re-enacting Beaumarchais’ and Mozarts statement.
With Bruno Listopad, William Bakker, Tijmen Hauer, Louis van der Waal, Rik Paul van Mulligen, Janneke Remmers, Amaranta Velarde Gonzalez, Bora Balci