Privacy – coproduction Warme Winkel
The boundary between public and private has been demolished and there’s no way back. “Privacy is no longer the social norm” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reported recently. Not so long ago artists moved and provoked the audience with their dirty sheets and filthy fag ends (Tracey Emin), the birth of their child (Ed van der Elsken and others) and intimate sex scenes (Andy Warhol amongst others). An artistic era has perished as everyone now washes their dirty laundry in public.
Time for nostalgia? On stage an unmade bed, an open wardrobe, a kitchen table, a laptop and a full fridge, a stilled bouquet of flowers, a stray cigarette. We find ourselves in Ward and Wine’s living room, two actors, who are also a couple in real life. Manoeuvring between fiction and fact, between reenactments of iconic artworks and their private lives, they evoke a time when the intimate still had something mysterious / erotic. A philosophical common or garden conversation develops around the question ‘How much intimacy can a human being put up with?’
By en with: Ward Weemhoff& Wine Dierickx
Dramaturgy: Joachim Robbrecht
Sound design: SM Snider
Design: Theun Mosk
End director: Marien Jongwaard
Technical coordinator: HP Hulscher
Visuals: Thomas van Krugten, Theun Mosk
Thanks to: Florian Hellwig, Anna Schaap
Production: Hebbel Am Ufer, De Warme Winkel & Wunderbaum
Coproduction: Holland Festival & BIT Teatergarasjen.
Made possible by: Ammodo, Haupstadtkulturfonds & powered by Toneelgroep Amsterdam.
Privacy is A House on Fire co-production; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.