This is a short trailer of "80 Words".
80 Words is a performance-project about what happens to a language when there are only 80 words to speak it.
Are words still a reliable currency, now that freedom of speech suffers from heavy inflation? What happens to the imagination when communication is reduced to the minimum? Can (self)censorship be a good thing?
Imagine being in a room that looks like an undeveloped photograph - a dark lab, where your senses are somewhat deprived. An isolated researcher guides you through a slide show. You are introduced to her singular subject, A. Words and gestures are stripped to the bone; your imagination is gently encouraged to combine phantom phrases with after-images, leaving you no choice but to make highly subjective conclusions.
It’s a time of clipping; it is a time of skipping; it is a time of cutting.
Production: Het Veem Theater