• Gerben De Jong
  • About
    HOEKWERK shows two men constructing forms; to play and contemplate in their elevator shaft looking for meaning.

    Concept Charles Pas, Niek Vanoosterweyck
    Text Jelle Dens
    Voice Sarah Bergman
    Performers Charles Pas, Niek Vanoosterweyck, Niels van Heijningen
    Technic Jordy Zoet, Jana Iskra
    Advisor Loes van der Pligt
    Artwork Niek Vanoosterweyck
    Thanks to Huib Folmer, Stella van Leeuwen, Rene van der Eng, Maurice Boogaerdt
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    Premiered on 16/12/2017 at Academie for Theatre and Dance

  • A personal note

    Hoekwerk is a theatre piece played in an old elevator shaft. The audience was able to look from the second, fourth and sixth floors. Charles Pas and I are close friends and colleagues. This was our first collaboration within The Mime Education. The material (playset) we were inspired by was able to function as an easy image creator keeping the high distance of the audience in mind.

    I had the video registration in my library for a long time and always scrolled through it when watching or showing it. This made the piece work really funny and I found myself dragging the time marker back and forth. I asked Pieter to speed it up. This way it becomes a new work. A better one in my opinion. the work in the shaft was too long. The video has the same message. The only aspect that gets lost in the video is the big windows and the outside street view. If you look at the last picture, you see Niels walking with a big red square from the same material. A funny depth into a society which works itself into squares and boxes.