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Sometimes I’ll catch myself thinking I live inside a painting.
I’ll see myself standing there and then it hits me: I’m part of some composition.
It’s raining. It’s raining, and it will keep on raining all day long. Some days you just need to take one look outside your window to know for sure. But you’ll still have to go out. The city littered with people who are all trying desperately to play the lead in the movie adaptation of their lives. Forever in search of the right perspective from which to see themselves, to help them get through another day.
Living in the city are Sister, Brother, and Husband. Each keeps the others captive, pinning them firmly into the corners of a triangle that leaves no apparent room for escape. They create a mental space for each other, an arena. The stakes in their battle: love. Because love is what paves the way to freedom, isn’t it?
After an intense deconstruction of Huis Clos, Van den Bos and Velissariou have gathered the pieces and used them to compose a contemporary version of Sartre’s hell. The finite, hermetically closed off hell of the afterlife has made way for a hell ‘media vita’, where the morality of existentialism has been swapped for a plethora of thoughts, poses, interpretations and attempts at getting closer.
Conceived & directed by: Naomi Velissariou
Written by: Rik van den Bos
Sound Designer: Jimi Zoet
Performed by: Bram Coopmans, Sadettin Kırmızıyüz & Naomi Velissariou
Costume Designer: Bibi Trompetter
Final Montage: Eric de Vroedt
Lighting Designer & Technician: Attila Nemeth
Special thanks to: Lena Müller & Senjan Jansen
Campaign Image: Joost de Haas