Hoe veel is de vis? is a piece where two actors try to gauge the price of the fish in the scene. Throughout the piece, they make the fish more valuable by engaging it in different imaginary.
Concept Milan Van Bortel
Actors Niek Vanoosterweyck and Milan Van Bortel
Scenography Milan Van Bortel
Light design Milan Van Bortel
Thanks to Charles Pas, Jens Vanoosterweyck, Karla Nuyts
Premiered on 28/04/2016 at Groenhout Antwerp
Performed at Havenwerk Festival
Awarded the Jury Prize as Winner of REGATTA 2016 at Havenwerk Festival
A personal note
‘Hoe veel is de vis?’ was conceived by Milan and his fascination for Stanley Kubrick. He researched how Kubrick changes the atmosphere of a scene by lighting or sound. With that knowledge, we created an intimate version at first. It was hard to perform because in every scene we wrapped our heads with something(ducktape, rope, plastic wrap,…) so halfway in it, our senses got so distorted it demanded a lot of focus. I remember breathing into the plastic while my face got so sweaty. Because we were so happy with the piece we decided to register for Havenwerk festival. Once accepted a new working period started. The piece changed so much after this, we were still searching for the atmosphere changes. It became one where we became so ironic over it like we were the next best Kubrick. A lot less aesthetic but so much more fun to perform. We ended up winning the Jury Prize. The audience prize slipped through our fingers with 2 votes. Fun fact: our parents didn’t vote because they liked the old version more.