Act II: Moniek Toebosch
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𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹: 𝗔𝗰𝘁 𝗜𝗜: 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗸 𝗧𝗼𝗲𝗯𝗼𝘀𝗰𝗵
𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟰, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮, 𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝟴𝗽𝗺
𝗧𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗲𝗱𝗼 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗔𝗺𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺
Featuring a restaging of Moniek Toebosch's work 𝘒𝘰𝘱 𝘰𝘱 𝘒𝘰𝘱 [Head to Head] (1994), performed by Adeline van Lier. The programme will be accompanied by a printed playbill and a booklet of translations, both designed by Maud Vervenne.
Directly engaging with the theatrical setting of Torpedo Theater, the forty-five short texts composing theater-maker, artist, educator and broadcaster Moniek Toebosch’s 1994 work 𝘒𝘰𝘱 𝘰𝘱 𝘒𝘰𝘱 [Head to Head] will be performed as a one-person play. First exhibited as part of the Stedelijk Museum’s 1994 exhibition 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵 3, the work—for which Toebosch wrote monologues and poems to accompany a selection of portraits held in the Stedelijk Museum’s collection—is one of many pieces produced by Toesbosch that interweave text with performance and/or its implications.
The original format of the work revolved around three key elements: the selection of forty-five portraits from the Stedelijk Museum’s collection, the writing of an accompanying text for each of the portraits and a series of 100 self-portraits taken between 1979 and 1994, published separately in book form. Within the exhibition itself, Toesbosch transformed her allocated room into a theatrical setting of sorts, fitted with theater chairs facing in the direction of one wall, on which a portrait hung. Each day for a total of forty-five days the portrait would be rotated, as would the accompanying texts, which were installed on an adjacent wall to the portraits. Therefore, while performance was implied by the setting and the components of the work, the monologue-like texts weren’t activated by a performer but rather through the audience’s act of reading.
For this occasion, the texts will be recited one after the other by Dutch television and radio presenter Adeline van Lier, while the selection of paintings will be projected using slides and a projector. To stay close to the original work, the texts will be recited in Dutch, however a booklet of English translations will be available, designed by Maud Vervenne. A second component of the work—an advertisement drafted by Toebosch posted in 𝘏𝘦𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘭 on Saturday, October 1, 1994—will be included as an advertisement in 𝘏𝘦𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘭 on the day of Act II, restaging the work in its (adapted) entirety.
𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘥𝘰 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘏𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘥𝘰 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵-𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵-𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 (𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭) 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘶𝘥 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘦. 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭: 𝘈𝘤𝘵 𝘐𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘙𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘓𝘶𝘪𝘫𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘬 𝘛𝘰𝘦𝘣𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘩, 𝘑𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘒𝘰𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘫𝘬 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘯 𝘍𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦 𝘈𝘮𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘥𝘴𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘮.