Ostade A'dam

Foto: Anouk van Kalmthout & Willem Stapel

We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness

House of Makers


Research based work stemming from themes derived from Orwell’s 1984

House of Makers residency at Ostade A’dam
Something’s brewing. Like a gathering storm cloud, darkening the horizon, you feel it coming. It stifles the air, your body knows before your mind does; take cover, look for shelter. At first I thought it was a war coming, but I know now it’s much worse. It’s the world as we know it, as we have come to trust it, crumbling at the edges. Shaken to its core, it has become unstable. It’s the shared history, revealed as dominant narrative, nothing more. It’s truth, broken and stripped down to words following words, syntax, explored then exploited by those with the power of knowledge, of the pen. Those who are now allowed to utter words, make up new stories. Beware! Remember the truth! Forget about language!

During their residency at Ostade A’dam, House of Makers will take inspiration from 1984, George Orwell’s famous dystopian fiction. Feeling that his work is relevant now more than ever, HoM explores the power and place of language in today’s society, taking Orwell’s notion of doublespeak as their starting point.

Collaborating with a wide range of artists they will create an immersive theater experience inviting the audience to be part of their research.

Thursday 16th March   19.30-20.30h: work-in progress + interdisciplinary workshop;
Friday 17th March        19.30-20.30h: work-in-progress showing;
Saturday 18th March    20.00-21.00h: performance, or drop by for the exhibition + live music from 21.00-22.30h;
Sunday 19th March      19.30-21.00h: revised performance and exhibition + live music.

Tickets are 10 euros. There is also "stapelkorting". You'll get 5 euros discount at the cash register in our theater when showing your ticket from a previous evening of We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

House of Makers biography
House of Makers comprises of Sterre van Rossem, Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair and Peter Leung. As creative directors of House of Makers they develop playful, creative and interdisciplinary concepts. In their combined work they explore the boundaries between various disciplines producing installations, live performances and film both for the regular stage and site-specific locations. They are fascinated by the role of the performer and its relation to the audience. They are interested in popular and approachable locations and displacing expectations, they aim to take down boundaries not only between disciplines but also between the art and the audience. Being a writer, dancer and choreographer, they strongly believe that multiple disciplines open up a work in multiple ways. Their work leans on live performance and has an inquisitive and often dreamlike quality.

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