Site specific performance at the Over het IJ Festival. The world has collapsed, and no one knows how it happened. Two roaming primitives struggle to stay alive, pondering the big questions about what life is. A post-apocalyptic fable on the water.
At the end of a dilapidated concrete slope at the NDSM shipyard, where large ships were once launched, there is now a brackish pond, with dirty black water full of slimy green algae. This ruined industrial environment is now a new, raw world. We add more waste, and supplement the existing graffiti with texts from the piece, move the weeds, and illuminate the water with a poisonous sheen. We place the audience close to the water, on a riser made of gathered materials and old chairs. The players float like futuristic primitives on a raft full of clutter, and the rusty remains of a civilised world emerge again. Through strong wind and weather, they wade through the smelly silt on the slope, on their way to an undefined future.
tgECHO/Generale Oost 2011
concept, performance Lotte Dunselman
text Jibbe Willems
director Roeland Hofman
music Daan Hofman
photo courtesy eerste beeld: Judith Zwikker
scenography, light, costumes M\W