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Dries Verhoeven: To Perform

In collaboration with the performance of Dries Verhoeven’s ‘Brothers Exalt Thee to Freedom’ in the Frascati theatre from the 30 May to the 2 June, a three-channel video installation entitled ‘To Perform’ will be exhibited in the library.

Free entrance

Dries Verhoeven: To Perform

Dates
Tue 28 May07:30 - 23:00
Wed 29 May07:30 - 23:00
Thu 30 May07:30 - 23:00
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Location
Bunk
Hagedoornplein 2
1031 BV Amsterdam

Eight hours lasting historic labour song

For Brothers Exalt Thee to Freedom, ten Bulgarian performers who have experience as labour migrants sing a historic labour song for eight hours against the background of a robot distribution centre. Their work breaks are derived from those at the e-commerce company Amazon. By juxtaposing robotics and singing, the performance questions the value of the working body, the labour movement, and the legacy of socialism in the times of automatisation. Audience members can attend the performance for as long as they live.

The accompanying video installation, ‘To Perform,’ reveals the performers’ views on the politics of labour as they visually enact the tasks of their previous jobs.

Dates and times

Tuesday 28 May07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday 29 May07:30 - 23:00
Thursday 30 May07:30 - 23:00
Free entrance

Dries Verhoeven: To Perform

Dates
Tue 28 May07:30 - 23:00
Wed 29 May07:30 - 23:00
Thu 30 May07:30 - 23:00
More dates
Location
Bunk
Hagedoornplein 2
1031 BV Amsterdam