Mispoes | 2009

mispoes 2In this performance, I worked together with students of theatre design, virtual theatre and performing. We made a durational installation, that was to be played during six hours in one day. The audience could walk in freely and stay as long as they wanted. The performance was build up around the story of a little girl who was neglected by her parents. In the performance, we made a play around “distance”.  Within the box that was the performance space, we created a new box: the space of the performer. In this box, the performer sat during the whole performance, her head covered with another box. This construction put an obstacle in the “normal” relationship between spectator and performer. mispoes 3For the spectator, there was a great distance towards the subjective world of the performer, even though they seemed to be surrounded by it. At the same time,  the performer was unable to make contact with the world around her.  The performer was surrounded by fluffy and fun objects, that were not visible and unreachable to her. The only thing she and the audience could hear was the repeating sound recording of a young girl, who is telling herself a child story. The box which contained the performer was put in the centre of the space, with only one lamp focusing on it, staging the girls status as an object of display. The audience could move around freely in the space. They could take any position and distance to the box.

With: Wies Fest, Anne Donkers, Rick de Rooijmispoes 1

mispoes 2In this performance I worked together with students of theatre design, virtual theatre and performing. We made a durational installation, that was to be played during six hours in one day. The audience could walk in freely and stay as long as they wanted. The performance was build up around the story of a little girl who was neglected by her parents. In the performance, we made a play around “distance”.  Within the box that was the performance space, we created a new box: the space of the performer. In this box, the performer sat during the whole performance, her head covered with another box. This construction put an obstacle in the “normal” relationship between spectator and performer. mispoes 3For the spectator, there was a great distance towards the subjective world of the performer, even though they seemed to be surrounded by it. At the same time,  the performer was unable to make contact with the world around her.  The performer was surrounded by fluffy and fun objects, that were not visible and unreachable to her. The only thing she and the audience could hear was the repeating sound recording of a young girl, who is telling herself a child story. The box which contained the performer was put in the centre of the space, with only one lamp focusing on it, staging the girl as the object of display. The audience could move around freely in the space. They could take any position and distance to the box.

With: Wies Fest, Anne Donkers, Rick de Rooijmispoes 1