Fremdkörper

A rite of passage

Sleeping is an elusive activity in which reality and reason are let go. Can we see the associative stream of images that starts in our subconscious at night as a source of wisdom? According to BVDS, it could be the key to the next step in the transformation process of man and her place on this earth. Fremdkörper is a rite of passage from an old patriarchal society, in which we have lost contact with our body and our environment, to a possible new form of existence. In Fremdkörper, the duo invites the visitor to a dormitory for a ceremony inspired by ritual temples of ancient Greek scholars. The visitor’s exploration mainly goes inwards, towards a dreamed reality.

In the press

Are you looking for more background information about Fremdkörper? Following the premiere at the Holland Festival last June, the following items have been published:

Podcast De Groene – 
Interview De Groene Amsterdammer
Interview Het Parool
Interview dagblad Trouw
Interview NRC – 
Interview Holland Festival
Interview Telegraaf


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BVDS OPENS THE GREY SPACE

With the grey space, BVDS introduces a new genre. For some time now, the work of BVDS has been at the intersection of the white cube and the black box, with which it offers an experience that holds the middle ground between a visit to the theatre and a museum. In the coming years, BVDS will be exploring the purpose these public buildings serve and the role art can play in our gatherings at these places by playing with the rules and conventions of each.

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DATES

Date Time LOCATIon TICKETS
December 9 – 30, 2021 – Installation 10-17 pm MU Hybrid Art House

Torenallee 40-06, 5617 BD Eindhoven

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December 18, 2021 – Ceremony 15 pm MU Hybrid Art House

Torenallee 40-06, 5617 BD Eindhoven

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December 19, 2021 – Ceremony 15 pm MU Hybrid Art House

Torenallee 40-06, 5617 BD Eindhoven

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Credits

Concept & regie: Suzan Boogaerdt & Bianca van der Schoot
Vormgeving: Lotte Goos
Geluidsontwerp: Remco de Jong & Florentijn Boddendijk
Lichtontwerp: Theun Mosk
Performance: Klara Alexova, Niels Kuiters & Dennis Tiecken
Kostuums & poppen: Karin van der Leeuw, Erik Bosman & Sara Hakkenberg
Rekwisieten: Tamar Stalenhoef
Uitvoerend producent: Siemen van der Werf | Ruimtetijd
Producent: Lene Groten & Marc Meijer
Coproductie: Holland Festival & Theater Rotterdam
Wereldpremière: 4 juni 2021 @ HEMburgterrein – Zaandam

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Suzan Boogaerdt & Bianca van der Schoot
Lotte Goos
Remco de Jong & Florentijn Boddendijk
Theun Mosk
Klara Alexova, Niels Kuiters & Dennis Tiecken
Karin van der Leeuw, Erik Bosman & Sara Hakkenberg
Tamar Stalenhoef
Siemen van der Werf | Ruimtetijd
Lene Grooten & Marc Meijer
Holland Festival & Theater Rotterdam
4 juni 2021 @ HEMbrugterrein – Zaandam

Fremdkörper’s texts are, among other things, inspired by various public hypnosis sessions on YouTube, the death contemplations from Tibetan Buddhism and various scientific studies into ancient Greek sleeping temple rituals. In addition, Fremdkörper contains text fragments by Saskia de Jong.