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gerwin luijendijk (l) and bernd krauss (r): 'the dog looks at ingmar and becomes very sad'
off-crimmp_04 featured bernd krauss and gerwin luijendijk in “anita c/o ingmar” _the performance was in english
“anita c/o ingmar” is a dramatic comedy about the personal life of old ingmar bergman and his hushållerska anita haglöf
ingmar: when ingrid died I needed someone to help me with the household.
anita: i have been asked to try it for 2 weeks, but then it became 8 years …
the theatreplay is a collage that fuses together different documentary materials that have been produced for swedish television (svt) and been recently republished to celebrate bergmans hundredth birthday. _we witness a relationship between a sometimes cranky swedish worldfamous filmmaker and his frustrated, but still controlling housemaid. _looking back on his earlier works we hear also bergman thinking out loud about his aesthetics. _meanwhile anita is messing around with pots and pans in the kitchen. _even if a theatrical format is suggested, both performers - with their background in art - more or less reconstruct and exercise theatre along their delivery of an untold drama of the swedish cinema landscape.
'...it's five years ago that i stopped working for bergman and started writing...'
'...before the adoption my grandparents wanted to see me...'
'...kashmir socks... we bought thirty pairs! _he has a very sensitive skin...'
'...i am invited somewhere, but i don't feel like going...'
'...there are a lot of demons. _the worst one is the catastrophe demon...'
'...a dark figure stands in the doorframe to the bedroom...'
'...both sing/whistle the french national anthem...'
'...you're a very nice person! _that's why i wanted you as my maid...'
'...it takes enorm courage to make a movie. _it's a sisyphos arbete...'
'...i am counting on you. _you can cancel your rent...'
'...and he never offended me again...'
bernd krauß earned his diploma (ma) in applied cultural science and practical aesthetics from the university of hildesheim in 1996. _recent projects and exhibitions include: ‘bomassan’ by konsthall c and gaudiopolis @ gfzk, leipzig (de), 2018; ‘post-solar’ @ shimmer, rotterdam, 2018; ‘leif pg tensta’ @ tensta konsthall, stockholm (se), 2018. _in addition to participating in and instigating numerous solo, group exhibitions and collaborative projects, krauß produced performative works since 1999 together with the collaborative theater societät and has presented them @ galerie giti nourbakhsch, whitechapel gallery, performa 2009 and the stockholmfestival of music and arts
gerwin luijendijk (zaandam, (nl) 1980) holds a master in fine arts from the piet zwart insititute rotterdam. _he is a dutch video-, performance- and installation artist who lives and works in rotterdam, the netherlands. _recent projects and exhibitions include: ‘the third potential’ @ beautiful distress house, amsterdam, 2018; ‘de grote portretten show’ @ pictura, dordrecht, 2018; ‘that fabric between us’ @ onarte, locarno (ch), 2018. _momentarily gerwin is an active member of artist initiative het wilde weten and recently started organizing the performance project ‘performance aan de laan’ @ theater aan de laan, rotterdam
krauß and luijendijk have met at the piet zwart institute and collaborated since then in different projects: ‘1, 2, 3 etc.’ @ galleri gro, jakobstad (fi), 2012; ‘let out’ @ the social insurance institution of finland, ‘bothnia biennale’@ nykarleby (fi), 2014; ‘japanse middag’ @ t.u.n., rotterdam, 2017; ‘chairing my thoughts’ @ het wilde weten, rotterdam, 2017
data off-crimmp_04: saturday evening april 13 and sunday evening april 14, 2019
34 visitors attended the performances
click here to download the PRINTVERSION of the pre-programme as a pdf-file (111 kb)