Monologue composed with the montage technique of found texts of Sophocles, Hugo Claus, Bert Schierbeek, Shakespeare, Mae West, Hank Williams, Mick Jagger, The Guinness Book of Records, etc. and is loosely based on monologues from the great Tragedies and other words of rumour, humour and horror.
A man, lost in desolation, shows up on a wasteland, a barren plane and a narrow alley. A torn up monologue by a man who has temporary lost his tracks. The principle character goes through stages of distortion. He creates situations that excite him or that might bring him back on the main tracks of mind that he has temporary lost. Light-footed, boisterous, absurd and touching The Barren Land tells about primal loneliness, one of most individual and simultaneously most general emotions.
Modest Doubt #2 (2013), scripted, performed and recorded for the Pear Shaped Exploratios art project by Bea de Visser. Performed by Javier Krohn en Erwin Roommert Weerstra.A contemporary interpretation of Gnossiennes 1 by Erik Satie, in both composition and composer.
Modest Doubt #1 (2013), scripted, performed and recorded for the Pear Shaped Exploratios art project by Bea de Visser. Performed by counter tenor Oscar Verhaar. Lyrics are an assembly of elements of the European Convention on Human Rights and the woman Shakespeare monologues, written by Bea de Visser.
In one long shot this adaptation of La Mamma Fricchettona, a monologue by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, shows Viviane De Muynck in a humorous elucidation of a woman’ s odyssey from doting motherhood to a state of independence whilst addressing an invisible and anonymous man. In an ambiance of a warehouse filled with white sacks the protagonist vociferously relates her non-existent relationship to husband and child and her escape to the alternative underground of squatters and punks, who are more of a family to her than her own brood.