Act III: Itziar Okariz
€5.00 / Sold out
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹: 𝗔𝗰𝘁 𝗜𝗜𝗜: 𝗜𝘁𝘇𝗶𝗮𝗿 𝗢𝗸𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘇
𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮, 𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝟴𝗽𝗺
𝗧𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗲𝗱𝗼 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗔𝗺𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺
Featuring a spoken word performance by Itziar Okariz
Itziar Okariz’s 2012 performance 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳 2 𝘝.𝘞. sees her undertake the repeated reading of a passage from Virginia Woolf’s seminal work 𝘈 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘯𝘦’𝘴 𝘖𝘸𝘯 (1929). Over the course of roughly thirty minutes, Okariz will present this work, performing something akin to live editing, whereby the first concept or word of the passage is subtracted in each recitation until the text completely disappears.
𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳 2 𝘝.𝘞. first arose following an invitation to comment on a fragment from Woolf’s essay, and in this particular fragment Woolf describes a landscape that shrinks with each repetition until it disappears. Each recitation of the fragment by Okariz underlines a different element in the text, drawing the audience’s awareness to every component, right down to the smallest unit of meaning.
Based off two lectures Woolf delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, both women's colleges at the University of Cambridge, the performative aspect of the spoken word—one often lost now that the essay is rendered in print—is also repeated here, taking Woolf’s writing off the page and staging it for another attentive audience ninety-three years later. For Okariz, this work sits within a larger practice committed to questioning the rules of language. It also sees Playbill engage with a more overtly literary work, one that draws on Torpedo Theater’s own programming with the literary and spoken word communities of Amsterdam and beyond.
Please note that Torpedo Theater has a capacity of thirty seats and we unfortunately won't be able to welcome people without tickets and/or sell tickets at the door. The intimacy of the small audience is an inherent part of the setting.
𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘥𝘰 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵-𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵-𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 (𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭) 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘶𝘥 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘦. 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭: 𝘈𝘤𝘵 𝘐𝘐𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘯 𝘍𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦 𝘈𝘮𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘥𝘴𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘮.