Hideous (Wo)men

Imitation of life.

Hideous (wo)men is a live created soap that stretches the limits by experimenting with the concept and illusion of personal autonomy, in collaboration with director Susanne Kennedy. A radical theatrical installation with hyperreallistic characters with latex masks on a turning stage; the desert of the real.

Hideos (wo)man is part of The Visual Statements-series (2011-2014). Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot question the dominant image culture of today’s spectacle society. They expose mediatized representation and its claim to reality. In doing so, they play with the double bind of alienation.

CREDITS

by & with Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, Susanne Kennedy, Nettie Blanken, Willemijn Zevenhuijzen, Erika Cederqvist
scenography Katrin Bombe
costume Lotte Goos
light design Gé Wegman
soundscape Wessel Schrik

REVIEWS

“Het is ondoenlijk om aan deze performance sterren toe te kennen” (Volkskrant)

“Intrigerende en ongemakkelijke performance” (Theaterkrant)

“Als vormonderzoek is deze voorstelling verheugend” (NRC)

“Beeldend is het briljant” (Wilco Magazine)