2013 June 18 19 | 21.00
Suitable for English Speakers
SORRY, this show is cancelled!
Silk is a research on Silk. Silks are produced by several insects such as bees, wasps, ants, moths and spiders. Silk has a shimmering appearance, due to its structure, managing to refract incoming light at different angles. The larvae of the insect has to undergo complete metamorphosis to produce silk.
In Silk Florentina tries to confront fear through fantasy. It’s also her farewell gift to her arts education and her welcome present for the world outside. She invited S.M. Snider to accompany her on this dramatic journey. When is fake fake, and when does fake become real, when does the real appear to be fake, and what is real anyway? Whatever is being proposed, from however fake or real a source, at the moment of interception between performers and audience members as participants, what counts is the energy of exchange.
I come from a small world, where everybody is rehearsing a lot every day. The performance takes place a lot, daily and nightly. No performance is ever cancelled for any reason. Even giving birth is part of the daily practice. It’s actually the only real performance. I give birth to performances every day.
CONCEPTION Florentina Holzinger PERFORMANCE Florentina Holzinger, Steve Martin Snider ADVICE Vincent Riebeek, Renee Copraij, Nora Heilmann PHOTOGRAPHY Nellie de Boer, Thomas Lenden
Supported by SNDO Amsterdam, ICK Amsterdam and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.
photo © Anna van Kooij