Small World

‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’

– Walt Disney

SMALL WORLD is a theatrical happening which shows the way present-day consumers are continually looking for entertainment and disguise. For satisfaction, not so much in a general sense (media, newspapers, porn), as in being overwhelmed by the pink candy-floss world of Disney. SMALL WORLD is representing the entertainment industry as a theme parc, not as a fairground but a haunted place, a horror castle.

Small World 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 , Marie Groothof , Floor van Leeuwen en Erika Cederqvist
final direction Sanne van Rijn
scenography Wikke van Houwelingen
music Wessel Schrik
light design Gé Wegman

REVIEWS

“Wij prikkelen de fantasie met mime” (interview Parool)

“En toch verveelt het uiterst beeldende Small World geen moment” (Telegraaf)

“Disney met zijn eigen wapens pakken, is moeilijk” (Trouw)

“Ontregelend en vrolijk pretpark” (Volkskrant)

Recensie Vrij Nederland

“Disneysprookje wordt rauw en morbide” (Parool)