Homo Desperatus/ model maker

· Date: 2014
· Genre: Installation
· Artistic assistent: Cindy Moorman
· Production: Saskia Schoenmaker
· Technicians: Roel Evenhuis and Sylvain Vriens
· Soundtrack: Wouter Messchendorp
· Photography: Willem Popelier
· Model makers: Arthur van der Laaken, Carl Wesselius, Edwin de Koning, Erik van de Wijdeven, Ernesto Yelamos, Felipe González Cabezas, Felix Dorst, Fleur Verhoeff, Kiki van der Hart, Leon Steuernthal, Lidia Vadja, Lynn Ewalts, Nadja Turlings, Persi Ioannidou, Roel Huisman (leiding) Stefanie Bonte, Theodora Chatzi Rodopoulou, Yukina Uitenboogaart and Wendy Wassink.

Co-commissioned by Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch and Theaterfestival Boulevard ’s-Hertogenbosch · Date and place premiered: 28 june, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch (Theaterfestival Boulevard ’s-Hertogenbosch)

· Description: The visitor is challenged to observe various calamities of our time, and to ponder their own position, all from a ‘safe’ distance. The visitor zooms in and out, between analytical distance and emotional involvement with the suffering of the human species, represented here by the ants. The installation poses questions about how we view disasters – whether or not of man’s own making – and about the relationship between individual miseries versus the well-being of the population.

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