Web of Trust

Théâtre de la Vie
  • 06/05 | 20:30
  • 07/05 | 20:30
  • 08/05 | 18:00
  • 12/05 | 20:30
  • 13/05 | 20:30
  • 14/05 | 20:30
  • 15/05 | 18:00

€ 16 / € 13
± 1h 45min

Meet the artists after the performance on 7/05

In 2003, Edit Kaldor portrayed the gnawing feel of digital loneliness in Or Press Escape. In 2016, the Hungarian-American theatre maker enters the seething underground of the worldwide web. With Web of Trust, Kaldor brings a social network into the theatre. A disparate group of people from all corners of the world find each other increasingly discontent. They form a widespread community and interact through their resistance and survival instinct. Together they forge a plan for a radically different society. The performance navigates through a virtual space where the participants initiate real ideas for a better world. The hyperconnectivity liberates and isolates at the same time. Web of Trust is penetrative and no doubt innovative theatre, from the display screen to the world.

Concept
Edit Kaldor

Made in collaboration with
Gigi Argyropoulou, Lisa Skwirblies, Bojan Djordjev, Jurrien van Rheenen, Joris Favié, Nele Beinborn, Rufino Henricus, Martin Kaffarnik, Oleg Myrzak, Meike Jansen, Giorgi M., Ivo de Kler, Rudy Keijzer, Aleksandra Jarocka, Nele Beinborn, Velvet Leigh, Michel Bezem, Jana Mendelski, Ivo de Kler, Tirza Gevers, Rodrigue Peguy, Richard Djif, Alexander Nagel, Sylvain Vriens, Koen Berghmans, Juliette Vrancken, Myriam Mezghad, Agnès Ader, Elke Gutiérrez, Gert Bouquiaux, Marollywood, Woningen 123 Logements, Pierre Olivier Perret and many others

Produced by
Edit Kaldor/Stichting Kata (Amsterdam)

Presentation
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre de la Vie

Co-production
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Dublin Theatre Festival, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Vooruit (Ghent), Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati)

Supported by
City of Amsterdam, Performing Arts Fund Netherlands, Open Latitudes Network, Onassis Cultural Center (Athens)

This project is co-produced by
NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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“Stop treating internet like it’s a different thing and start focusing on what you actually want your society to look like.”
The Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde

Web of Trust brings the internet into the theatre and uses it as its stage. Prompted by growing discontent and the urge to do something about it, a group of disparate people unite online to search for alternatives to the structures that frame their lives.

In 2012 Edit Kaldor started the long term research project Inventory of Powerlessness, with the aim of bringing together people of differentbackgrounds in order to bundle knowledge about this basic aspect ofour lives. Since then the project has been developed in close collaborationwith hundreds of people in different European cities. Through aseries of encounters, working sessions and performances, a wide rangeof situations, moments and states of powerlessness have been explored,first individually and then in the collective setting of the theatre.

Web of Trust grew organically from this work of the past few years. It is an attempt to deal with the complex portrait of distress, anxiety and outrage, which the Inventory has brought to surface. It is an idea. An experiment. It is an attempt to invent frames for figuring out together what is to be done. It is a proposal to be tested and tried.

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Edit Kaldor, who lives in Amsterdam, is internationally recognised as being a unique voice in the contemporary theatre landscape. She works mostly with nonprofessional performers and often integrates various digital media in her work in a sophisticated but straightforward way. Kaldor was born in Budapest. As a child she immigrated to the United States, where she lived for 10 years before moving back to Europe. After studying English literature and theatre in New York and London, she worked as an artistic collaborator with Peter Halasz (Squat Theater/ Love Theater, New York) on numerous theatre performances and film scripts. During further studies at DasArts in Amsterdam, she started making her own theatre pieces, which are characterised by a specific combination of conceptually strong theatrical forms and existential themes. Kaldor’s works include Or Press Escape (2003), Point Blank (2007), C’est du chinois (2010), One Hour (2012), Woe (2013), and Inventory of Powerlessness (2012-2015), and have been presented across Europe as well as in North and South America, Asia, and Egypt.

Edit Kaldor at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts
2003: Or Press Escape
2004: New Game
2007: Point Blank
2011: C’est du chinois

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